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    The Jewish War (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Flavius Josephus, Translated by G.A. Williamson, Revised by E. Mary Smallwood, Other adaptation by Betty Radice

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    DescriptionJosephus' account of a war marked by treachery and atrocity is a superbly detailed and evocative record of the Jewish rebellion against Rome between AD 66 and 70. Originally a rebel leader, Josephus changed sides after he was captured to become a Rome-appointed negotiator, and so was uniquely placed to observe these turbulent events, from the siege of Jerusalem to the final heroic resistance and mass suicides at Masada. His account provides much of what we know about the history of the Jews under Roman rule, with vivid portraits of such key figures as the Emperor Vespasian and Herod the Great. Often self-justifying and divided in its loyalties, "The Jewish War" nevertheless remains one of the most immediate accounts of war, its heroism and its horrors, ever written.


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    Title
    The Jewish War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Flavius Josephus, Translated by G.A. Williamson, Revised by E. Mary Smallwood, Other adaptation by Betty Radice
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140444209
    ISBN 10: 0140444203
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA, THEO/ACADEM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBIBBHS
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 933.05
    LC classification: DS122.8
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 933.05
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 933/.05
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS122.8 .J733 1981
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    maps, plans, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    02 July 1984
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Josephus was born in 37 AD. He was one of the Jewish leaders at the time of the revolt of the Jews in the reign of Nero. His two most important works are The Jewish War and The Jewish Antiquities.