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Publication Year: 2006 Author: Howard Morley Sachar
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The distinguished historian of the Jewish people, Howard M. Sachar, gives us a comprehensive and enthralling 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 renowned 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 medici'  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 applies a master's hand in describing and deciphering 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. A distillation of the author's lifetime of scholarly research and teaching experience, A History of the Jews in the Modern Worldprovides a source of unsurpassed intellectual richness for university students and educated laypersons alike.

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AuthorHoward Morley Sachar
Number Of Pages848 pages
SeriesVintage Ser.
Publication Date2006-09-12
PublisherKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Weight29.3 Oz
Height1.5 In.
Width6.2 In.
Length9.2 In.

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Dewey Edition22

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Table Of ContentForeword IThe Jew as Non-European IIA Glimmering of Dawn in the West IIIAn Ambivalent Emancipation in the West IVIncarceration: The Jews of Tsarist Russia VThe Triumph of Emancipation in the West VIJews in an Emancipated Economy VIIThe Impact of Western Culture on Jewish Life VIIIA Sephardic-Oriental Diaspora IXThe Rise of Jewish Life in America XFalse Dawn in the East: Alexander II and the Era of "Enlightenment" XIRussian Twilight: The Era of Pogroms and May Laws XIIA Migration of East European Jewry: 18811914 XIIIThe Onset of Modern Antisemitism XIVThe Mutation of Racism XVThe Rise of Zionism XVIThe Evolution of Jewish Radicalism:Tsarist Russia XVIISocialist "Internationalism" in Western Europe: The Trauma of World War I XVIIIThe Triumph of Bolshevism XIXThe Balfour Declaration and the Jewish National Home XXThe Legacy of Progressivism: Immigrant Jewry in the United States XXISuccessor States and Minority Guarantees: 19191939 XXIIThe Triumph of East European Fascism XXIIIA Final Symbiosis of Jewish and Western Culture XXIVA Climactic Onslaught of Postwar Antisemitism XXVThe Triumph of Nazism XXVIThe Quest for Sanctuary: 19331939 XXVIIThe Holocaust of European Jewry XXVIIITheFinal Solutionand the Struggle for Jewish Survival XXIXThe Birth of Israel XXXEastern Jewry in the Postwar: A Failed Convalescence XXXIA Precarious Revival in Western Europe XXXIIThe Jews of British Commonwealth XXXIIIA Latin Israel in the Southern Hemisphere XXXIVThe Efflorescence of American-Jewish Community XXXVThe Jewish State and World Jewry XXXVIIsrael, the United States, and the Struggle for Soviet Jewry Afterword Bibliography Index

"A rich and balanced account. . . . There is no other book that attempts, as this one does, to recount the history of the Jews in modern times in all its geographical variation and breathtaking disparity." Washington Post Book World "Magisterial . . . Sachar situates Jews on a global stage. . . . [He] relates an immensely complex story with precision and learning." New York Times Book Review "[Sachar's bookfeatures] an erudition that is confidently and casually displayed, a range of topics covered with crisp lucidity, and sentences whose cadences effortlessly sweep the reader along." The Boston Globe "Like all of Sachar's books, this too is comprehensive, illuminating, and readable. He weaves Jewish history through the intricacies of modern developments with a magisterial sweep." Shlomo Avineri, Professor of Political Science Emeritus, The Hebrew University "A magnum opus....comprehensive, analytical, and written in a felicitous style....The book is a must. Both the lay and specialist reader will be richly rewarded." Isaiah Friedman, Professor of Modern History Emeritus, Ben-Gurion University "This learned, sweeping, panoramic view of the Jewish experience in modernity will long remain...the standard history of this period." Alfred Gottschalk, President Emeritus, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion "In this expansive and magisterial history of the Jews in the modern world...this distinguished historian and experienced teacher has created a vibrant, highly readable text for students and general readers alike." Jehuda Reinharz, President, Brandeis University "This is the work of a lifetime, a magisterial study....a book that all future histories of modern Jewry will be judged by." Jonathan Sarna, Chairman, School of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Brandeis University

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