The Jewish Journey: 4000 Years in 22 Objects from the Ashmolean Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

The Jewish Journey: 4000 Years in 22 Objects from the Ashmolean Museum

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A short, accessible illustrated history of the Jewish people using Jewish objects from the Ashmolean's collection 

The 22 objects featured in the book include pottery, coins, jewellery, household artefacts, sacred items, musical instruments and paintings. Together they bring to life the experiences of the real men and women who owned, made and used them, from kings, courtiers and scholars to guerrilla fighters, musicians and market stall holders. Individually and collectively, the objects vividly document dark periods of persecution and forced migration, whilst highlighting the astonishing resilience and diversity of Jewish life, revealing centuries of two-way interaction with many other cultures and religions. Through the histories of each of the objects, the reader is guided on a double journey.

The Jewish Journey brings to light for the first time the amazing Jewish treasures in the Ashmolean Museum, explaining their specifically Jewish significance in a direct, accessible style for the general reader.

  • Author: Rebecca Abrams
  • Paperback: 160 pages | 70 colour and 6 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: October 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1910807033
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 17.9 cm

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