History of the Jews in Modern Times Synopsis

Lloyd Gartner presents, in chronologically-arranged chapters, the story of the changing fortunes of the Jewish communities of the Old World (in Europe and the Middle East and beyond) and their gradual expansion into the New World of the Americas. The book starts in 1650, when there were no more than one and a quarter million Jews in the world (less than a sixth of the number at the start of the Christian era). Gartner leads us through the traditions, religious laws, communities and their interactions with their neighbours, through the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and into Emancipation, the dark shadows of anti-Semitism, the impact of World War II, bringing us up to the twentieth century through Zionism, and the foundation of Israel. Throughout, the story is powerful and engrossing - enlivened by curious detail and vivid insights. Gartner, an expert guide and scholar on the subject, writing from within the Jewish community, remains objective and effective whilst being careful to introduce and explain Jewish terminology and Jewish institutions as they appear in the text. This is a superb introductory account - authoritative, in control, lively of the central threads in one of the greatest historical tapestries of modern times.

History of the Jews in Modern Times Press Reviews

Not only has Gartner written the textbook that teachers of modern Jewish history have longed for, he has created a work of such sagacity and breadth that it deserves to become a bestseller. * Times Higher Education Supplement *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192892591
Publication date: 30th November 2000
Author: Lloyd P. (Professor of European Jewish History Emeritus, Tel-Aviv) Gartner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: General & world history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

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