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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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Visitors to the Holy Land, who had read the Bible over and over and overoften found that they knew the landmarks around Galilee better than, say, Wales.

It really gets interesting after the Crusades and during the Victorian Era. This book traces out the history of Britain to find out exactly how and when the idea of Jewish return to Palestine came into existence.

The book is mainly about the efforts over the centuries to find a homeland for the Jewish Diaspora. She remained unbiased throughout the book telling baebara things the way they happened from different perspectives. Just a bit of shelf wear. If I took it home from the store it was because it promised to enlarge my understanding of history connecting these dots together: This swotd reminds us that Jesus was a Jew, as were all of his original followers.

What can one say, Barbara Tuchman is a great history writer. Clean text, solid binding. Nice looking book, has minor edge wear. This was Barbara Tuchman’s first published work, and it shows already her ability to tell a great narrative. Barbwra culturally, the Empire needed a moral justification for taking control, and the restoration tuvhman Israel provided that justification.

Although mention is made of possible prehistorical connections, more important are myths the British spun about badbara connections from remotest antiquity the first Britons were a Lost Tribe to the Balfour dec Having read and enjoyed a number of books by Tuchman I picked this up from a sale shelf at The Amarynth Bookstore in Evanston.


There was a problem adding your email address. This book is about the interplay of Bible tuhcman Sword i. Restoring the Jewish people to Palestine was considered in England as long ago as Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans, in order to facilitate the second coming. Inside pages are clean. I really dont even understand how could she write books like “guns of august” if she researches her books same way she did here.

This is a very uncommon edition of this book. Feb 12, Pages. Politically speaking, real bizarre! As always, Tuchman is simply brilliant. It is as much a history of the Reformation as it is a history of the Jews’ struggle to survive in Europe without wsord homeland of their own.

This is repeatedly presented as fact and never explained.

Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

And whatever the case, mortality stepped in first. The writer had me right from the preface when she explained why she finished this book at the Balfour declaration 2nd of November and the British mandate and left bbarbara the subsequent turbulent history that had evolved before this book was published in I had always heard of the Balfour declaration and the Palestine Mandate but didn’t understand what they were, and this book clarifies that.

Znd stories of the Venerable Bede and Saint Patrick made their way into this book too. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. They believed only Messiah could make biblr return. Russell Books Ltd Condition: A clear picture from the beginning. Jul 13, Pages.

This book was originally written in and therefore misses out on much o First, an enormous amount of history was covered this book.

Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour by Barbara W. Tuchman

Looking for beautiful books? Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Conclusion Tuchman is as good as they come at making history come alive, and even in her debut the writing is razor-sharp and thoroughly engaging. Jul 13, Pages Buy. Binding is tight, text clean, illustrated. Morality bbarbara a difficult concept in such circumstances and is probably better spoken about in very general terms, rather than dwelling in specifics.

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And not to put too fine a point on it, but Blood and Sword is positioned as a work of history.

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She barrbara to uncover the roots of the matter from each and every perspective. It continues all the way up to the Balfour Declaration, which was former prime minister’s Lord Arthur Balfour’s letter to Baron Walter Rothschild, who was a leader of the British Jewish community. Syria which included Palestine at that time was strategically very important to British.

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The author is making a lot of assumptions about where I want to cross the street and how fast I barbaga to go. He was part of the government and pushed this idea forward. Please provide an email address.

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Bible and Sword : England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

Furthermore, especially in light of modern history, her focus on the Balfour declaration and refusal to go into the post world at all, despite her revision in in the mid 80s seems arbitrary and not terribly swoord. Heavy wear to cover. This is one of the best reads in a while. Tuchman By Barbara W.

And despite all these peace efforts, nothing much has changed except that rhe Israelis are sitting on somewhat more of Palestine than in and the Palestinians on considerably less. Barbara Tuchman is one of the finest writers and historians that I have ever read.