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    DescriptionSicker sheds new light on the political circumstances surrounding the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity. He places the 300-year history of Judaea from the Hasmoneans to Bar Kokhba, 167 B.C.E.-135 C.E. in the context of Roman history and Judaea's geostrategic role in Rome's geopolitics in the Middle East. However, because of the unique character of its religion and culture, which bred an intense nationalism unknown elsewhere in the ancient world, Judaea turned out to be a weak link holding the Roman Empire in the east together. As such, it became a factor of some importance in the protracted struggle of Rome and Parthia for hegemony in southwest Asia. Judaea thus took on a political and strategic significance that was grossly disproportionate to its size and made its subjugation and domination an imperative of Roman foreign policy for two centuries, from Pompeius to Hadrian. In effect, the history of the period may be viewed as the story of the conflict between Roman imperialism and Judaean nationalism. A fresh look at ancient Middle Eastern and Roman history that will be invaluable for students and scholars of ancient history, post-biblical Jewish history and of Christian origins.

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    Between Rome and Jerusalem
    300 Years of Roman-Judaean Relations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Sicker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    ISBN 13: 9780275971403
    ISBN 10: 0275971406

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR, 1FBH
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1, JFSR1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 933
    Abridged Dewey: 933
    DC21: 933.05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1FBH
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    LC classification: DS121.7 .S53 2001
    Thema V1.0: JBSR, NHC, NHG
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2001
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    Review quote
    ?This book is suitable for use in an undergraduate course in geopolitics or Middle Eastern or Roman History, or for background information for graduate students in these areas. General readers, with an interest in Judaean or Roman History, will also find this book informative.?-Suite101.com