At H-Net, Moshe Rosman reviews Michael Brenner’s Prophets of the Past: Interpreters of Jewish History. From the review:

This book is at heart a summary-cum-analysis, distilling generations of Jewish historical scholarship as well as integrating the most important observations and insights that have been expressed concerning the work of the major, and some minor, Jewish historians. Brenner’s judicious narrative suggests which scholarship, despite efforts at refutation, has endured. He strikes a balance between general descriptions and telling details, effortlessly hits all the highlights, and reminds us of what it is others have said about each figure and each school that we should know.

 

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