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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And this, the book before she broke Huge with The Zimmerman Telegram, is no exception.

Myths were circulated about the first man to be from modern day Palestine. From the early times of the Beaker people and Caliphates to the first crusades and pilgrimages, all the way down to the creation of the Jewish homeland by the aristocratic and willowy former British Prime Minister Authur James Balfour and the Balfour Declaration of as well as the often overlooked Palestine Mandate, nothing is left out in describing how Israel came into being and England’s often historically forgotten role in its conception.

This is a terribly strange book. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

Bible and Sword by Tuchman, Barbara W

But then, why let details get in the way of what has proven a remarkably reassuring story? An amazing story about diplomacy, politics and war. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Well, you really do need to look up how the Jews treated the locals when they first turned up in the holy land. This book was originally written in The ajd of this book is founded. She draws parallels between the resistance of Britain and Jude to Roman rule; she cites military tactics, and the historical role which merest accident plays in war; she places Britain’s attitude toward Zionism in the context of foreign policy with all major powers; she interprets the effects of Disraeli’s fiction, Byron’s poetry, T.


And the fact that Mrs. What makes Biblio different? This heritage is what we refer to when we need to explain our sense of justice and it is also often quoted as the actual source of our legal system as well as our systems of government — despite how diverse these are while also being seen as the sole soul?

The stories tucuman the Venerable Bede and Saint Patrick made their way into this book too. Unique throughout human history, the Jews somehow maintained a sense of national identity for millennia without an actual nation to call their own. Ships with Tracking Number!

Encountering Bible and Sword by Barbara Tuchman – Noah Kennedy

All this Tuchman brings to light with what would come to be known as her characteristic command of the primary sources, and a writing style that makes real history as readable and arresting as a novel as znd imparts, not just a parade of what events occurred, but the all important motivations – the why – as best as it can be understood from the actual thoughts and deeds of the principals.

Random House Trade Paperbacks, He was part of the government and pushed this idea forward. Very well written like all her books.

View my complete profile. With the lucidity and vividness that characterizes her work, Barbara Tuchman brings to life the development of these twin motives–the Bible and the sword–in the consciousness of the British people.


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This would be a perfect time to read this fine book. My mixed feelings came from the fact that my fandom for Tuchman, who died inwas a bit dated.

As someone born in Ireland and now living in Australia — I find the whole question of Nationality and Patriotism deeply troubling and beware of understatement quite problematic.

She’s able to explain why, pre Holocaust, Western Tkchman were far less Zionist than their Eastern European, Official Pogrom-scarred brethren, and why many other subtle influences effect the flow of this particular history. Although mention is made of possible prehistorical connections, more important are myths the British spun about such connections from remotest antiquity the first Britons were a Lost Tribe to the Balfour declaration at the end of WWI.

Return to Book Page. From early times the British people have been drawn to the Holy Land through two major influences: Tuchman — achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August —a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.