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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 Paperback – 4 Oct 2018

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  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET (15 October 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099590069
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099590064
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 5 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 640 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A magnificent achievement… [a] parade of bustlingly vital characters from across the globe ... all painted in luminous colour… By offering such a throbbing cavalcade of characters, Schama is defying several key assumptions, even stereotypes, about Jewish history and Jews themselves… Above all, while much Jewish history can read like a sorrowful trudge through disaster, plague and pogrom, Schama’s book teems with life rather than death" (Jonathan Freedland Guardian)

"Magisterial ... the product of a world-class historian at the peak of his creative powers … rich, ornate, intensely evocative and sensory. With astonishing range and extraordinary synthesising powers, Schama captures the drama of Jewish history." (Financial Times)

"A rich melody that soars above the ground bass of prejudice and persecution … Schama has made himself the leading virtuoso of our time. This second volume of this trilogy is an affirmation of faith in the grand narrative … Its familiar and familial tone proclaims the author’s unapologetic mission to play his part in the story of the Jews by bringing their history alive… [A] glittering gemstone of a book" (Daniel Johnson The Times)

"So beautifully written it regularly takes your breath away, it is a book far greater than the sum of its parts. Daunted by its colossal size, I started reading with some trepidation; I finished filled with wonder and delight." (Abigail Green Times Literary Supplement)

"An extraordinary cultural journey, filled with astonishingly colourful and outrageous characters … Schama delivers a superb and thrilling ride, both inspirational and tragic." (Simon Sebag Montefiore Mail on Sunday)

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A passionate history of a world unfolding across many continents and five centuries by one of our greatest and internationally bestselling historians.

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