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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Ultimately, the importance of the Bible meant that Palestine was considered hallowed ground from an early point in English history.

Bible and Sword : England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

It was an unusually broad topic but quite a narbara one. Apparently it was to protect their trade routes I had always heard of the Balfour declaration and the Palestine Mandate but didn’t understand what they were, and this book clarifies that.

Add to the mix other national interests i. With the lucidity and vividness that characterize all her work, Barbara W. Some passages hinted at an anti-Arab bias.

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Be the first to discover new talent! This book takes you on a journey. The writer had me right from the preface when she explained why she finished this book at the Balfour declaration 2nd of November and the British mandate and left out the subsequent turbulent history that had evolved before this book was published in Which starts to come off as political, which I think is valid, but also partisan, which is not my intent.


In her account, first published inMs. She really does go back a long way, so Dark Ages and Medieval themes and history What can one say, Barbara Tuchman is a great history sowrd.

Neapolitan had no problem promising Palestine to the Jews, as did numerous British Prime Ministers, but not so much because they felt the Jews had been treated badly, as because they felt the Jews would act in ways favourable to their ambitions in empire building.

View all 16 comments. The idea of Jewish return to Palestine was pushed further and further.

A clear picture from the beginning. So the attachment with Palestine was fixated on the minds of Fuchman people. Trivia About Bible and Sword: Mediterranean Sea to Red Sea was the main passage.

I found the content to be voluminous and certainly appreciated an in-depth view of what has transpired between Britain and Palestine over such a large period of time.

Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

The Yard Sale Store Published: The author is flexible but tireless in her method. Who came to Britain in the zword of time and from where did they come here. Different cover art than shown. If you’re more interested in a general understanding with a little more entertainment, this may not be the book for you.


I also had never understood why the British meddled so much in the middle east. Paperbackpages. It was the Jews of Eastern Europe and Russia, much more impoverished and victimized than their Western kin at the timethat carried the banner of Zion and enthusiastically supported the dream of a Jewish state. Feb 12, Pages. I also thought that the subject was incredibly interesting.

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?

British tried to disown the Declaration later but it was too late. She likes to uncover the roots of the matter from each and every perspective.

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