'An unusual and compelling insight into Jewish history... sheer detail and breadth of scale' BBC History Magazine
This newly revised and updated edition of Martin Gilbert’s Atlas of Jewish History spans over four thousand years of history in 154 maps, presenting a vivid picture of a fascinating people and the trials and tribulations which have haunted their story.
The themes covered include:
- Prejudice and Violence- from the destruction of Jewish independence between 722 and 586 BC to the flight from German persecution in the 1930s. Also covers the incidence of anti-semitic attacks in the Americas and Europe.
- Migrations and Movements- from the entry into the promised land to Jewish migration in the twenty- first century, including new maps on recent emigration to Israel from Europe and worldwide.
- Society, Trade and Culture- from Jewish trade routes between 800 and 900 to the situation of world Jewry in the opening years of the twenty- first century.
- Politics, Government and War- from the Court Jews of the fifteenth century to the founding and growth of the modern State of Israel.
This new edition is also updated to include maps showing Jewish museums in the United States and Canada, and Europe, as well as American conservation efforts abroad. Other topics covered in this revised edition include Jewish educational outreach projects in various parts of the world, and Jews living under Muslim rule. Forty years on from its first publication, this book is still an indispensible guide to Jewish history.
Table of Contents
1 Early Jewish Migrations about 2000 BC, 2 From Slavery to the Promised Land, 3 Entering the Promised Land, 4 The Twelve Tribes of Israel, 5 The Kingdom of David and Solomon, 1000-925 BC, 6 The Destruction of Jewish Independence 722-586 BC, 7 The First Dispersions 722-586 BC, 8 The Imperial Powers 586-165 BC, 9 The Jews of the Eastern Mediterranean both before and after the Arab Conquest, 10 The Jews of Iraq 600 Bc-1900 AD, 11 The Jews of Persia 500 Bc-1960 AD, 12 The Jews of North Africa before the Arab Conquest 500 Bc-750 AD, 13 The Hasmonean Jewish Kingdom 165-63 BC, 14 The Jews of India 175 Bc-1795 AD, 15 Jewish Risings against Roman Rule 66-135/AD, 16 The Revolt of the Zealots 66-73 AD, 17 The Jews of the Roman Empire 100-300 AD, 18 The Preaching of St Paul 45-57 AD, 19 Jewish Converts to Christianity 45-300 AD, 20 The Jews and Islam 750 AD, 21 The Jewish Condition under Muslim Rule 750-1900 AD, 22 Jewish Traders 800-900 AD, 23 The Jews of China 1000-1932, 24 The Khazar Jewish Kingdom 700-1016 25 The Khazar Jewish Kingdom 700-1016 26 The Jews of Byzantium 640-1532 27 The Jews of France 800-1500, 28 The Jews of Arabia 722 Bc-1948 AD, 29 The Jews of Palestine 636-1880, 30 The Karaites 700-1960, 31 The Jews of Germany 500-1000, 32 The Jews of Central Europe 1000-1500, 33 The Jews of Poland, Lithuania and Russia 1000-15 00, 34 Nine Prominent Jewish Thinkers 882- 1939, 35 Benjamin of Tudela 1165-1173, 36 Rabbinical Councils 1000-1642, 37 Disputations between Christians and Jews 800-1700, 38 The German Crusade 1096, 39 The Crusader Kingdoms 1098-1489, 40 The Jews of Italy 1000-1600, 41 The Jews of England 1066-1290, 42 The Jews of Oxford 1090-1290, 43 Forcible Conversions 460-1858, 44 Jewish Ghettoes 1215-1870, 45 Hebrew Printing Presses 1444-1860, 46 The Jews of Spain and Portugal 1000- 1497,47 Expulsions 1000-1500, 48 The Jews in the Americas 1492-1654, 49 The Jews of Russia 1545-1837, 50 The Secret Jews of Spain and Portugal 1492-1930, 51 Jews under Turkish Rule 1500-1914, 52 The Jewish Traders of Amsterdam 1550-1750, 53 False Messiahs 400-1816, 54 Sabbatai Zevi 1626-1676, 55 Court Jews 1500-1800, 56 The Chmielnicki Massacres 1648-1656, 57 Anti-Jewish Blood Libels 1144-1407 and 1407-1816, 58 Napoleon and the Jews, 59 The Emancipation of European Jewry 1789-1918, 60 The Rothschild Family 1760-1914, 61 Jewish Self-Help 1795-1939, 62 The Jews of North America 1654-1860, 63 Zionism 1860-1939, 64 European Anti-Semitism 1845-1914, Part contents/ New maps for this edition: Chabad Houses in East Asia The Mumbai Atrocity, 2008 Anti- Semitic Acts in Britain, 2008-2009 Jewish Museums in the United States and Canada Jewish Museums in Europe The Jewish World, 2009.
Sir Martin Gilbert is one of the leading historians of the modern world. An Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford - of which he was a Fellow for thirty years - he is the official biographer of Churchill and the author of eighty-two books, among them Churchill - A Life, Churchill and the Jews, Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction, The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust, and Never Again: A History of the Holocaust. For more information please visit www.martingilbert.com