Poetic license in the text, and lack of world history on timelines
One limitation in the book is the rather poetic style of prose. That style tends to be less scholarly than one would expect for a history text. Reading it, perhaps one should relate to it as more of a story like account of Jewish history than a totally scholarly one. After all, a scholarly account can be rather dry.
A secret goal of this reviewer is to design a timeline of Jewish history that is paralleled with world history. What was going on in the English renaissance when great things were going on in Italian Jewish history? Just because there wasn't a Jew on the British Isles doesn't mean it's not of interest to put Jewish history in context of general world history. In this book, Rabbi Schloss's timelines are pretty much exclusively Jewish. This is, of course, the purpose of the book, but this reviewer would love to see more context of world history.
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