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The Resource A history of Judaism : from its origins to the present, Martin Goodman

A history of Judaism : from its origins to the present, Martin Goodman

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A history of Judaism : from its origins to the present
Title
A history of Judaism
Title remainder
from its origins to the present
Statement of responsibility
Martin Goodman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
udaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other. In this magisterial and elegantly written book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. He tells the stories of the rabbis, mystics, and messiahs of the medieval and early modern periods and guides us through the many varieties of Judaism today. Goodman's compelling narrative spans the globe, from the Middle East, Europe, and America to North Africa, China, and India. He explains the institutions and ideas on which all forms of Judaism are based, and masterfully weaves together the different threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate that run throughout its history
Dewey number
296
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BM
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of Judaism : from its origins to the present, Martin Goodman
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Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Penguin Books, Ltd., London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky291639792
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxix, 623 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691181271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
a2526917
Label
A history of Judaism : from its origins to the present, Martin Goodman
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Penguin Books, Ltd., London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky291639792
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxix, 623 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691181271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
a2526917

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