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"... a single volume (containing) the multitude of details of nearly 40 centuries of Jewish history (provided) with conciseness, clarity, and completeness. . . entire work is informed by a broad philosophic grasp of the subject, a rare balance and objectivity of treatment, and a warm love for the Jewish people and its heritage."

Robert Gordis
Encyclopaedia Judaica



History of the Jewish People


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Front MatterFront coverTitle PageCopyright PagePrefaceTable of ContentsBOOK I. IN PALESTINE FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO THE EXTINCTION OF THE PATRIARCHATE (2,000 before425 after the christian era)I. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE PEOPLE (20001225 BEFORE THE CHRISTIAN ERA)II. MOSES. THE EXODUS (1220)III. THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN. THE JUDGES (11801100)IV. THE INROADS OF CANAANITISH RELIGIONV. THE RISE OF THE MONARCHY (10801030)VI. SAUL AND DAVID (10301013)VII. DAVID. THE CAPTURE OF JERUSALEM (10131006)VIII. THE WARS OF DAVID (1006980)IX. THE REVOLTS OF ABSALOM AND OF SHEBA (980973)X. SOLOMON. THE TEMPLE (973933)XI. THE SECESSION OF THE NORTH (933875)XII. THE LORD OR BAAL?ELIJAH (887851)XIII. AHAB AND THE ARAMEANS (854843)XIV. ELISHA. JEHU (843)XV. THE ADVANCE AND RETREAT OF ASSYRIA (843746)XVI. LIFE UNDER THE MONARCHYXVII. AMOS AND HOSEA (760734)XVIII. ISAIAH AND THE ASSYRIAN ADVANCE (744720)XIX. THE FALL OF SAMARIA. HEZEKIAH (729692)XX. MANASSEH. JOSIAH. JEREMIAH (692609)XXI. THE END OF THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH (608586)XXII. THE BABYLONIAN EXILE (586538)XXIII. THE RESTORATION (538432)XXIV. FROM PERSIAN RULE TO GREEK (424187)XXV. HELLENISTS AND PIETISTS. ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES (187165)XXVI. JUDAH THE MACCABEE AND HIS BROTHERS (165142)XXVII. SIMON. JOHANAN HYRCANUS. ALEXANDER JANNAI (14276)XXVIII. THE LAST HASMONEAN RULERS (7637)XXIX. HEROD THE GREAT (374)XXX. ROME TIGHTENING ITS HOLD (4 BEFORE41 AFTER THE CHRISTIAN ERA) XXXI. THE WAR WITH ROME (4167)XXXII. THE NATIONAL DISASTER (6873)XXXIII. SPIRITUAL RECONSTRUCTION. SPASMS UNDER TRAJAN AND HADRIAN (70135)XXXIV. THE MAKERS OF THE MISHNAH (135175)XXXV. THE LAST PATRIARCHS (180425)BOOK II. THE EASTERN CENTER UNTIL THE EXTINCTION OF THE GAONATE (1751038)XXXVI. RAB AND SAMUEL (175254)XXXVII. UNDER THE SASSANIANS. THE TALMUD OF BABYLON (254632)XXXVIII. THE RISE OF MOHAMMEDANISM (622858)XXXIX. THE KARAITE SCHISM (767900)XL. SAADIAH (882942)XLI. THE END OF THE BABYLONIAN SCHOOLS (9431038)XLII. THE KAIRAWAN COMMUNITY (7001050)BOOK III. THE WEST-EUROPEAN CENTERS TO THE EXPULSION FROM SPAIN 139 BEFORE TO 1492 AFTER THE CHRISTIAN ERAXLIII. THE JEWS OF ITALY TO THE END OF THE EMPIRE (139 BEFORE410 AFTER THE CHRISTIAN ERA)XLIV. THE JEWS OF ITALY DOWN TO THE TWELFTH CENTURY (4101140)XLV. THE JEWS OF SPAIN UNDER ROMANS, GOTHS, AND MOHAMMEDANS (300990)XLVI. SAMUEL THE NAGID AND SOLOMON IBN GABIROL (9931069)XLVII. AL-FASI AND HIS SCHOOL (10131141)XLVIII. JUDAH HA-LEVI AND ABRAHAM IBN EZRA (10861167)XLIX. MOSES MAIMONIDES (11351204)L. THE FRANCO-GERMAN CENTER. GERSHOM OF MAYENCE (3211040)LI. RASHI AND HIS SCHOOL. THE FIRST CRUSADE (10401105)LII. THE SECOND AND THIRD CRUSADES (10991215)LIII. THE JEWS OF FRANCE AND GERMANY IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY (11981293)LIV. THE JEWS OF ENGLAND (10661290)LV. THE JEWS OF PROVENCE (11001394)LVI. GERMAN JEWS IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY (12981407)LVII. GERMAN JEWS DURING THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY (14101480)LVIII. JEWS IN CHRISTIAN SPAIN. NAHMANI (12031293)LIX. THE PROGRESS OF THE CABALA (12801340)LX. THE DECLINE OF SPANISH JEWRY (13481405)LXI. THE DISPUTATION OF TORTOSA (13401444)LXII. THE MARANOS (14541488)LXIII. THE EXPULSION FROM SPAIN AND PORTUGAL (14921497)BOOK IV. THE EMERGENCE OF NEW CENTERS TO THE EVE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION (14921786)LXIV. THE AGE OF HUMANISM (13301546)LXV. AMSTERDAM AND HAMBURG (14921671)LXVI. URIEL DA COSTA AND BARUCH SPINOZA (15851677)LXVII. THE ITALIAN REFUGE (14921663)LXVIII. UNDER THE CRESCENT (14921579)LXIX. PALESTINE (14881628)LXX. THE JEWS OF RUSSIA AND POLAND TO THE END OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY (1001501)LXXI. INTERNAL ORGANIZATION. LURIA AND ISSERLES (15101573)LXXII. THE ZENITH OF POLISH JEWRY (15561648)LXXIII. THE JEWS OF BOHEMIA (15791654)LXXIV. THE CHMIELNICKI MASSACRES (16481655)LXXV. SABBATAI ZEVI (16261676)LXXVI. THE SABBATIANS. MOSES HAYIM LUZZATTO (16761747)LXXVII. HASIDISM (16601797)LXXVIII. THE JEWS OF PRUSSIA (16711786)BOOK V. THE AGE OF EMANCIPATION (17871925)LXXIX. JEWS IN AMERICA IN COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY TIMES (16541790)LXXX. JEWISH EMANCIPATION IN FRANCE AND FRENCH DEPENDENCIES (17871811)LXXXI. EMANCIPATION IN PRUSSIA (17861812)LXXXII. RUSSIAN JEWS UNDER PAUL AND ALEXANDER I. (17961825)LXXXIII. CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION IN CENTRAL EUROPE (18141823)LXXXIV. THE RENASCENCE OF JEWISH SCHOLARSHIP (18191868)LXXXV. AFTER THE JULY REVOLUTION (18301846)LXXXVI. RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENTS AMONG THE JEWS OF THE UNITED STATES (18021868)LXXXVII. THE DAMASCUS LIBEL (1840)LXXXVIII. THE STRUGGLE FOR EMANCIPATION IN WESTERN EUROPE (18301858)LXXXIX. REFORM AND COUNTER-REFORM (18411860)XC. POLITICAL AND CULTURAL CONDITIONS IN EASTERN EUROPE (18151855)XCI. PROGRESS OF THE REFORM MOVEMENT IN AMERICA AND IN EUROPE (18451876)XCII. THE JEWS OF RUSSIA AND RUMANIA (18551878)XCIII. GERMAN ANTI-SEMITISM AND RUSSIAN POGROMS (18781894)XCIV. ZIONISM (18941904)XCV. THE BLACK HUNDREDS' AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION (19051912)XCVI. THE EXODUS TO AMERICA (19051914)XCVII. THE WORLD WAR (19141918)XCVIII. MINORITY RIGHTS AND THE PALESTINIAN MANDATE (19181925)BIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX
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