Book Review: Rise and Decline of Civilizations
Rise and Decline of Civilizations: Lessons for the Jewish People by Shalom Salomon Wald was reviewed on the Jewish Book Council's website by Morton Merowitz. Merowitz writes:
“This sweeping examination of the history of civilizations as it applies to Jewish civilization is an impressive, long-overdue look at the way by which Jewish history should be examined in today’s fast-moving world. . . . Wald selects twenty-three Jewish and non-Jewish writers from Thucydides (ca. 460-400 BCE) to Arthur Herman (1956 - ) and skillfully encapsulates their philosophy of history. He demonstrates his broad familiarity with historical analysis and has produced a work which should be read by history buffs, teachers, and librarians.”
Read the full review here.
Shalom Salomon Wald
With a forward by Shimon Peres
A Project of The Jewish People Policy Institute
ISBN: 9781618112767 (hardcover) / 9781618113771 (paper)
Pages: 500 pp.
Publication Date: January 2014