History of the Jews: Complete Set...

A condensed reproduction of the entire eleven volumes of the “Geschichte der Juden,” the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view.

HISTORY OF THE JEWS BY PROFESSOR H. GRAETZ VOL. I FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE DEATH OF SIMON THE MACCABEE ( 135 B. C. E.) skokie, illinois, usa 5762 / 2002 VARDA BOOKS For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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Volume 1 FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE DEATH OF SIMON THE MACCABEE (135 B. C. E.)FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PagePreface to the society's edition.Preface.Contents.IndexVolume 2 FROM THE REIGN OF HYRCANUS (135 B. C. E.) TO THE COMPLETION OF THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD (500 C. E.)ContentsINDEXVolume 3 FROM THE REVOLT AGAINST THE ZENDIK (511 C. E.) TO THE CAPTURE OF ST. JEAN D'ACRE BY THE MAHOMETANS (1291 C. E.)ContentsINDEXVolume 4 FROM THE RISE OF THE KABBALA (1270 C. E.) TO THE PERMANENT SETTLEMENT OF THE MARRANOS IN HOLLAND (1618 C. E.)ContentsINDEXVolume 5 FROM THE CHMIELNICKI PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS IN POLAND (1648 C. E.) TO 1870ContentsRETROSPECT.INDEXVolume 6 CONTAINING A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR BY DR. PHILIPP BLOCH A, CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF JEWISH HISTORY, AN INDEX TO THE WHOLE WORK , AND FOUR MAPSPreface to the Index VolumeContentsMEMOIR OF HEINRICH GRAETZTABLES OF JEWISH HISTORYChronological TableI. The Patriarchal AgeII. The ExodusIII. The Conquest of CanaanIV. The Era of the JudgesV. The KingdomVI. Judah and Israel until the Capture of SamariaVII. Judah until the Destruction of JerusalemVIII. The CaptivityIX. The Age of Ezra, Nehemiah, and the ScribesX. The Age of the Ptolemies and the Seleucidæ to Antiochus IVXI. The Age of the MaccabeesXII. The Hasmonæan DynastyXIII. The Herodian DynastyXIV. The Epoch of the Mishna and the TanaitesXV. The Epoch of the Talmud, the Amoraim, and the SaboraimXVI. From the Completion of the Talmud to the End of the GaonateXVII. The Age of Gebirol, Halevi, Kashi, and MaimonidesXVIII. From the Death of Maimonides to the Expulsion from SpainXIX. From the Expulsion from Spain to the Persecution in PolandXX. From the Persecution in Poland to the Present TimeTable of the Kings of Judah and IsraelTable of the High PriestsGenealogical Table of the Hasmonæan DynastyGenealogical Table of the Herodian DynastyINDEXExplanatory NotesIndex to the whole workIndex to the Maps
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