Genre: History, Religious
Summary: Historian Simon Schama explores the story of the Jewish people from ancient times to the present day. The story begins 3,000 years ago when a tribal people emerged in a contested land and had a stormy relationship with a faceless, formless God. Schama goes on to explain how the ancient Jews' identity was developed through events such as war, enslavement and exile. The story includes a cast of historical characters, including Sigmund Freud dying in exile in London and Jewish historian Josephus.