2013 Festival

The Story of the Jews

Published: August 14, 2019 by source

Simon Schama in conversation with Myles Dungan. Simon Schama’s book, The Story of the Jews, is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It takes you to unimagined places. And a great story unfolds. Not, as often imagined, of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world imprinted by many diverse peoples; from Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians. Which makes the story of the Jews everyone’s story. Simon Schama ranks among the world’s most popular communicators on matters historical and we’re delighted to offer this opportunity to hear him discuss his new book with Myles Dungan.

Myles Dungan is a historian and presenter of The History Show on RTÉ Radio 1.

Recorded at Dublin Castle, Printworks venue on 27th September 2013.