Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer. Bible and Sword [Barbara W. Tuchman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Historical look at England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to . From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August, comes history through a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain’s.
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Finally in the pioneer Jewish settlers were established in Jerusalem. I would definately recommend this book as a comprehensive view of the relationship between Britain and the Jews to establish the the nation of Israel, with these caveats in mind.
But culturally, the Empire needed a moral justification for taking control, and the restoration of Israel provided that justification.
As a side note, it never occurred to me that to take a pilgrimage to Jerusalem from England in the Middle Ages, you had to walk, including going over the Alps, yet thousands of people did it.
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American self-trained historian and author and double Pulitzer Prize winner. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I currently have three of these on loan. View all 3 comments. Narbara author is making a lot of assumptions about where I want to cross the street and how fast I need to go. Bible and Sword Tuchman, Barbara W. Herzl, overworked and in ill health, could spend only seven years on the task, while Moses spent forty years in the wilderness and had God solidly at his back, etc.
This is one biblee the best reads in a while. Paperbackpages. On the other hand priests were trying to find how Christianity came here.
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Myths became reality and were accepted as truth. However, I would have liked to have heard more about what was happening in Palestine between the original Hebrew exit and the Crusades and then again, between the end of the final crusade and the British mandate.
And despite all these peace efforts, nothing much has changed except that rhe Israelis are sitting on somewhat barbra of Palestine than ahd and the Palestinians on considerably less.
Dec barbata, Dmitry Kuriakov rated it did not like tichman. Book sunned at edges. So the attachment with Palestine was fixated on the minds of British people. Instead, they thought the best course was to try and rise above the discrimination and occasional abuses they suffered, attempt to assimilate within the Western nations as best they could, and trust that in time they would be fully accepted.
As an author, Tuchman focused on producing popular history.
But ultimately, this book was very interesting, extremely well-written, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the formation of Israel as a nation or the historical impact of religion on the British state. Read this first and then Exodus.
This copy of Bible and Sword: British tried to disown the Declaration later but it was too late. I wanted to study the roots of the Arab-Israel conflict, which holds a major place in global geopolitics, and this book served my purpose very well.
I read The Guns of August and decided to read the author’s other books as well.
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Barbara Tuchman wrote this from a Jewish perspective, and writes about 30 times that the Christians were crazy for ever thinking Jews would convert to Christianity thereby fulfilling New Testament prophecybut they were instrumental in getting the Jewish people their homeland which fulfilled part of the prophecy against all odds. Middle Eastern World History. Now, that being said, there is little question that the Jews have been treated unspeakably badly by Christians for a very, very long time.
Some of it was interesting. The book was also interesting on the subject of the waxing fuchman waning interest that Britain took in Palestine over the years. So she left us just a few glimpses into the future, though not once does she mention that great overriding factor in the Middle East today, the oil!
Lastly, may be missing components, e. Better World Books Condition: For instance, she writes that the Jews were “the only people on earth ever to retain national identity without a national territory” p. And so, though it said right on the front cover that the an was about “England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour,” I had overed that, expecting Tuchman to cover events well past not only but also and at least into the ‘s.
While a readable survey, I found some of her claims overstated. And in all the 62 years since then there has been a continuous effort to establish a lasting peace between the Israelis and not only the Arabs they had displaced, called “Palestinians” but also all the surrounding Arabs.
Ballantine Books, New York: For many in the government, this was not a cynical manipulation of public justifications but a real concern for the People of God.
West Coast Consulting Condition: The author takes us to the beginning in Roman times when both London and Jerusalem under occupied by Roman legions. Jul 13, Pages Buy. As well, answers may be filled in. Then came the time of Crusades to aid their brethren from the wrath of Saracens.
Lord Shaftesbury was a politician, philanthropist and a Christian who believed that England needed to control the Holy Land so that when the Jews were ready they could return to make a prophecy come true. While apparent herein, this perspective was not, to my eyes, obtrusive. A journey covering all the ingredients which were necessary for the final recipe known as Balfour Declaration. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.