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Book Title A history of the Jews in the modern world
Author Sachar, Howard M.;
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Subject World history
Descriptors Jews--History; Jews--History--1789--1945; Jews--History--1945--;
Call No DS124.S18
Description "Howard M. Sachar gives us a comprehensive chronicle of the achievements and traumas of the Jews over the last four hundred years. Tracking their fate from Western Europe's age of mercantilism in the seventeenth century to the post-Soviet and post-imperialist Islamic upheavals of the twenty-first century, Sachar applies his narrative skill to the central role of the Jews in many of the most impressive achievements of modern civilization: whether in the rise of economic capitalism or of political socialism; in the discoveries of theoretical physics or applied medicine; in "higher" literary criticism or mass communication and popular entertainment." "As his account unfolds and moves from epoch to epoch, from continent to continent, from Europe to the Americas and the Middle East, Sachar evaluates communities that, until lately, have been underestimated in the perspective of Jewish and world history - among them, Jews of Sephardic provenance, of the Moslem regions, and of Africa. By the same token, Sachar describes and deciphers the Jews' unique exposure and functional usefulness to totalitarian movements - fascist, Nazi, and Stalinist. In the process, he shines an unsparing light on the often widely dissimilar behavior of separate European peoples, and on separate Jewish populations, during the Holocaust."--BOOK JACKET. - Source: Library Thing
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Imprint New York: Vintage Books, 2005
ISBN 1-4000-3097-8
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Total Copies 1
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