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A History of the Jewish War: AD 66-74

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Description for A History of the Jewish War: AD 66-74 hardcover. This book revisits the context and causes of the first war between Jews and Romans (AD 66 to 74). Num Pages: 735 pages, 41 b/w illus. 3 maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; HBJD; HBLA; HBW; JFSR1. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 228 x 152. .
A conflict that erupted between Roman legions and some Judaeans in late AD 66 had an incalculable impact on Rome's physical appearance and imperial governance; on ancient Jews bereft of their mother-city and temple; and on early Christian fortunes. Historical scholarship and cinema alike tend to see the conflict as the culmination of long Jewish resistance to Roman oppression. In this volume, Steven Mason re-examines the war in all relevant contexts (such as the Parthian dimension, and Judaea's place in Roman Syria) and phases, from the Hasmoneans to the fall of Masada. Mason approaches each topic as a historical investigation, ... Read more

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About Steve Mason
Steven Mason is Distinguished Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions and Cultures in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen. A former Canada Research Chair (in Greco-Roman Cultural Interaction) at Toronto's York University and Visiting Fellow in Oxford and Berlin, he has published several monographs and scores of essays on Roman Judaea, Josephus, Flavian Rome, Christian ... Read more

Reviews for A History of the Jewish War: AD 66-74
'No study of the Jewish-Roman war approaches this one in level of sophistication, thoroughness, sweep of erudition, provocative ideas, and originality.' Erich S. Gruen, University of California, Berkeley 'This is an engagingly written, well-researched, well-argued, highly original, and provocative book. Steve Mason, by relentless examination of his literary and material evidence in essence turns upside down pretty much all received ... Read more

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