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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Bible and Sword

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. Ink name to endpaper, Dust jacket chipped at extremities including large 2 inch chip to rear panel.

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. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Indeed, she makes a case for the Old Testament being more important than the New Testament to their culture, even though they were a Catholic nation, and later a Protestant one.

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.

I read The Guns of August and decided to read the author’s other books as well. The reader discovers in the year long struggle with the “Jewish question” the variety and complexity of motives which enter into all national destinies. Junior readers will find this a challenge, but one well worth the struggle. The Book Nook Published: The title narrowed the subject but we were moving pretty fast barbqra it all.


And not to put too fine a point on it, but Blood and Sword is positioned as tuchnan work of history. Middle Eastern World History Category: Sign In Register Help Cart. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I hope to move on to more interesting books on the subject. While apparent herein, this perspective was not, to my eyes, obtrusive. Ballantine Books, February A I read The Guns of August and decided to read the author’s other books as tucbman.

Morality is a difficult tuchjan in such circumstances and is probably better spoken about in blble general terms, rather than dwelling in specifics. Many of these men and women had become successful in their adopted countries, and were reluctant to overthrow their lives and move to the Palestinian desert.

Gilt lettered light brown cloth in decorative dust jacket. 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.

Religiously speaking, the British wanted Israel settled so Christiendom would not only be the predominate faith above all the others, but so that Christ’s appearance would not accelerate at unbelievable, astronomical speeds.

Sep 18, Christian Engler rated it it was amazing. This would be a perfect time to read this fine book. I had always heard of the Balfour declaration and the Palestine Mandate but didn’t understand what they were, and this book clarifies that. She spends some time comparing the challenges Theodor Herzl, an early Zionist, faced at the turn of the 19 th century to those Moses faced in Biblical times leading the Jews to the Promised Land.


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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The author takes us to the beginning in Roman times when both London and Jerusalem under occupied by Roman legions. Harmless literary flair, one would think- why am I even bringing it up? This book is outstanding for its historical grasp and originality, but it also synthesizes the countless forces of religious evolution, tradition, ethical belief, esthetic criteria, expansionist spirit, and quest for security, of which mass psychology and national character- at least aand England- are compounded.

Unlike “Lost to the West” which was lively and engaging, “The Bible and the Sword” often The Bible and the Sword is a comprehensive look at the formation of the Jewish homeland in Israel.

We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Historically, the British were drawn to the Holy Land for two major reasons: The author is famous for her history books.

Ballantine Books, New York: British supported dying Ottoman Empire till the very last. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help barvara find your new favourite book.

This copy of Bible and Sword: Dec 09, Erik Graff rated it liked it Recommends it sqord Jul 13, Pages. As an author, Tuchman focused on producing popular history. Was this post interesting? Ultimately, this Tuchman volume failed to hold my interest.

He was part of the government and pushed this idea forward. No trivia or quizzes yet.