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“If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t have much anchorage for the present,” Simon Schama wrote in “If I ruled the world” in the September issue of Prospect. In his latest book, The Story of the Jews, he moors his readers in the cultural history of the Jews, from 1000 BCE to 1492 CE.

“Simon Schama may be the finest living practitioner in English of haute vulgarization,” says Robert Alter (£) in his review in the new issue of Prospect: “The great strength of The Story of the Jews

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