Williamsburg Regional Library

The story of the Jews, Simon Schama, Volume two - hardcover

The second of a three volume cultural history that details the journey of the Jewish people from 1492 through the end of the nineteenth century, incorporating the stories of many who seldom figure in Jewish histories. Through Schama's passionate and intelligent telling, a story emerges of the Jewish people that feels as if it is the story of everyone, of humanity packed with detail. -- Adapted from book jacket
Table Of Contents
Could it be now? -- In transit -- The entertainer -- The time of the nightingale -- Music and mourning -- Jews without pain? -- Cohabitation -- The crown -- Meetings of minds -- Jews without beards -- Citizen-Jews -- Poh-Lin -- Americans -- Modernity and its Tsuris -- Turning point -- Should it be now? -- Glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms
Literary Form
non fiction
First US edition.
"Originally published as 'Belonging : the story of the Jews, 1492-1900' in Great Britain in 2017 by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House UK"--Title page verso
Physical Description
790 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (some color), map, portraits, facsimiles, 24 cm

Library Locations

  • Williamsburg Library

    515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US