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By Haim Beinart

Atlases facing the historical past of the Jews have started showing in English just recently. it really is hence a superb contribution to the sector to have this translation of a quantity first released in Israel, the place students have lengthy discovered the significance of such works for either scholars and researchers. The meticulous learn of Beinart (Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem), one of many most advantageous students of medieval Jewish historical past, is obvious on each web page. He has divided the booklet into 3 significant sections: an preliminary element extending from the barbarian invasion of Europe to the Crusades; a moment dedicated to the interval finishing with the expulsion from Spain; and a last section protecting advancements in the course of the Chmielnicki massacres and Sabbatean circulation. each pupil of the interval will treasure the 116 maps and illustrations, demographic information, and paintings. the amount additionally encompasses a helpful bibliography and map, topic, and folks indexes. This much-needed study and academic device makes a superb better half to Evyatar Friesel's Atlas of contemporary Jewish background ( LJ 1/1/91); it covers extensive fabric touched on in Martin Gilbert's The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization (one of LJ 's "Best Reference Books," 4/15/91). hugely urged to libraries and the overall audience.
- Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis Univ., Waltham, Mass.

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