A History of the Jews (1930 Sachar), book
A History of the Jews (1930) is a book by Abram Leon Sachar.
A short history of Jews, from the origins to the present.
Editions and translations
First published in New York, NY: Knopf, 1930. Often reprinted and updated.
- A History of the Jews, 2nd ed. (1940 Sachar), book
- A History of the Jews, 3rd ed. (1948 Sachar), book
- A History of the Jews, 4th ed. (1953 Sachar), book
- A History of the Jews, 5th ed. (1965 Sachar), book
Table of contents
The cast of characters -- The origins of the Hebrews -- The Hebrews enter Palestine -- The growth of national consciousness -- A house divided against itself -- The prophets : the living Hebrew conscience -- The rise of Judaism -- Life and labour in biblical Palestine -- The meeting of Hellenism and Hebraism -- The end of the Jewish state -- The rise of Christianity -- The development of the Talmud -- The new Moslem world -- The golden age in Moslem Spain -- Four bloody centuries in Christian Europe -- The decline and fall of Jewish life in Spain -- Havens of refuge -- Degeneration -- The Jew in the mediaeval world -- The end of the Jewish Middle Ages -- The fall of the mediaeval citadel -- The triumph of liberalism -- Factors in American Jewish history -- The Russian Jewish nightmare -- Cultural and religious changes -- The revival of anti-Semitism -- Zionism -- From Sarajevo to San Remo, 1914-20 -- Europe between the wars -- The western hemisphere in the twentieth century -- The epic of Palestine -- World War II and after -- The new state of Israel.