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A History of Israel and the Holy Land By Michael Avi-Yonah

A History of Israel and the Holy Land

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This revised and expanded edition of "History of the Holy Land" takes the story of Israel into the 21st century. A comprehensive survey that ranges from the the earliest times to the present day, it explores political, eceonomic and social developments, as well as the war and peace process.

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A History of Israel and the Holy Land by Michael Avi-Yonah

This completely revised and expanded edition of the indispensable History of the Holy Land, written by leading authorities, now takes the story into the 21st century with a new and comprehensive survey of the State of Israel from its establishment to the present day. The political, economic and social developments are fully reviewed and the history of war and the peace process is summarised. In its entirety the story told here spans all of recorded history. It is a story of momentous events and mighty nations, of the birth of great religions and of foreign conquests, of longing and renewal. The scholars who have produced this work have woven an engrossing, continuous narrative out of the historical materials, presenting a rich array of peoples and cultures, from the ancient Hebrews and their neighbours down to the time of Jesus and the Roman wars and then on through the Arab and Crusader conquests, the Mameluk domination, the long period of Turkish rule, British Mandate, and the rebirth of Israel. An integral part of the story is the magnificent selection of photographs illustrating the land, its sites, its ruins, and its treasures.

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A History of Israel and the Holy Land Reviews

"The scholarship is excellent."--The Living Church, April 28, 2002
"The fact that Michael Avi-Yonah's name remains on the title is a tribute to a scholar who died as long ago as 1974 but whose work has stood the test of time . . . The new edition reviews and updates social, economic and political developments . . . It remains a magisterial work offering the reader the span of 'all recorded history.'" Methodist Recorder, 7 March 2002
"The scholarship is excellent." The Living Church, April 28, 2002
This highly informative work divides the history of the land and the nation of Israel written by seven highly-qualified authors. Anati s chapter offers a fascinating look at the prehistory of the Holy Land covering topics such as The Age of Hunting and Gathering and The Age of Early Agriculture. Reviv admirably covers almost 3,000 years of Holy Land and Israelite history in 77 pages. Avi-Yonah provides an exceptional overview on Hellenization and the Jewish resistance to Hellenization. Avi-Yonah s section alone is well worth the book s reasonable price. Sharon provides a comprehensive summary of the rise of Islam as well as a description of Jerusalem in the Muslim tradition. A History of Israel and the Holy Land provides an exceptional and understandable overview in a single, concise volume. In addition to the historical recap, A History of Israel and the Holy Land provides a resource in which the authors do an excellent job illustrating the significance of this geographical area, not only to Jews, but to Christians and Muslims alike. the book s pictures, although in black and which, make a contribution as well. the book s foreword provides a succinct and stimulating description. JCS (Journal of Church and State), Autumn 2004

About Michael Avi-Yonah

Professor Michael Avi-Yonah is Professor of Archaeology and History of Art at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

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A History of Israel and the Holy Land by Michael Avi-Yonah
Michael Avi-Yonah
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