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A short history of the Jews by Michael Brenner

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English


  • Jews -- History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMichael Brenner ; translated by Jeremiah Riemer.
LC ClassificationsDS117 .B7213 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23919719M
ISBN 109780691143514
LC Control Number2009046777

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