By Haim Beinart
Atlases facing the heritage of the Jews have all started showing in English only in the near past. 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 learned the significance of such works for either scholars and researchers. The meticulous learn of Beinart (Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem), one of many most excellent students of medieval Jewish heritage, is clear on each web page. He has divided the publication into 3 significant sections: an preliminary component 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 overlaying advancements throughout the Chmielnicki massacres and Sabbatean flow. each pupil of the interval will treasure the 116 maps and illustrations, demographic facts, and paintings. the quantity additionally incorporates a necessary bibliography and map, topic, and folks indexes. This much-needed study and academic instrument makes an outstanding better half to Evyatar Friesel's Atlas of contemporary Jewish background ( LJ 1/1/91); it covers intensive fabric touched on in Martin Gilbert's The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization (one of LJ 's "Best Reference Books," 4/15/91). hugely suggested to libraries and the final audience.
- Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis Univ., Waltham, Mass.
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