Read e-book online A History of the Jewish War: AD 66–74 (Key Conflicts of PDF

By Steve Mason

ISBN-10: 052185329X

ISBN-13: 9780521853293

A clash that erupted among Roman legions and a few Judaeans in overdue advert sixty six had an incalculable influence on Rome's actual visual appeal and imperial governance; on historic Jews bereft in their mother-city and temple; and on early Christian fortunes. ancient scholarship and cinema alike are inclined to see the clash because the fruits of lengthy Jewish resistance to Roman oppression. during this quantity, Steven Mason re-examines the struggle in all proper contexts (such because the Parthian size, and Judaea's position in Roman Syria) and stages, from the Hasmoneans to the autumn of Masada. Mason ways each one subject as a ancient research, clarifying difficulties that must be solved, figuring out the on hand facts, and contemplating eventualities that will clarify the proof. the best reconstructions make the clash extra humanly intelligible whereas casting doubt on obtained knowledge.

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