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    DescriptionA magisterial history of the titanic struggle between the Roman and Jewish worlds that led to the destruction of Jerusalem. Martin Goodman--equally renowned in Jewish and in Roman studies--examines this conflict, its causes, and its consequences with unprecedented authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility between the cultural, political, and religious beliefs and practices of the two peoples and explains how Rome's interests were served by a policy of brutality against the Jews. At the same time, Christians began to distance themselves from their origins, becoming increasingly hostile toward Jews as Christian influence spread within the empire. This is the authoritative work of how these two great civilizations collided and how the reverberations are felt to this day.


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    Title
    Rome and Jerusalem
    Subtitle
    The Clash of Ancient Civilizations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Goodman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 598
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375726132
    ISBN 10: 0375726136
    Classifications

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    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
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    B&T General Subject: 431
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A13422000
    Abridged Dewey: 933
    DC21: 933.05
    DC22: 933.05
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    LC classification: DS121.7 .G66 2008
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Martin Goodman has divided his intellectual life between the Roman and Jewish worlds. He has edited both the Journal of Roman Studies and the Journal of Jewish Studies. He has taught Roman History at Birmingham and Oxford Universities, and is currently Professor of Jewish Studies at Oxford. He is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. In 1996 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. In 2002 he edited the Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies, which was awarded a National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship. He lives with his family in Birmingham.
    Review quote
    "Magnificent. . . . A fascinating and extremely rich history. . . . An engrossing double portrait that shows how much our own civilization owes to both Jerusalem and Rome." --"The New York Sun""Innovative. . . . A complicated bit of history brilliantly told." --"St. Louis Post-Dispatch""Well-written, detailed and meticulous. . . . Provides an intricate examination of life in the first century." --"The Dallas Morning News""A triumph. Goodman's scrupulous care with his sources, his eye for telling detail and his easy prose style combine to produce a work that will reward any reader." --"Jerusalem Post"
    Table of contents
    Illustrations, Figures and Maps Acknowledgements Introduction: The Main Witness Prologue: The Destruction of Jerusalem Part one: A Mediterranean World Chapter one: A Tale of Two Cities Chapter two: One World Under Rome Chapter three: Diversity and Toleration Part two: Romans and Jews Chapter four: Identities Chapter five: Communities Chapter six: Perspectives Chapter seven: Lifestyles Chapter eight: Government Chapter nine: Politics Chapter ten: Romans and Jews Part three: Conflict Chapter eleven: The Road to Destruction Chapter twelve: Reactions Chapter thirteen: The Growth of the Church Chapter fourteen: A New Rome and a New Jerusalem Epilogue: The Origins of Antisemitism Notes Further Reading Index