The Jews Against Rome
19%
off

The Jews Against Rome : War in Palestine AD 66-73

3.73 (15 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

This is the first book to cover the myriad factors of the Jews revolt against the Romans - from its origin to its lasting consequences - and re-evaluate historical accounts.The calamitous revolt of the Jews against their Roman overlords reverberates down the centuries and is arguably the greatest event in all Jewish history with the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in AD70, fulfilling many messianic prophecies, at the heart of the rebellion.Why did the revolt happen and how did it end with the mass suicide of zealots at Masada in AD73? Is the main source of evidence - "The Jewish War" by Flavius Josephus - reliable? These questions and more are tackled here in the first book to look at the causes, events and consequences of the conflict in Roman Palestine, whilst assessing the authority of Josephus' eyewitness accounts.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.83mm | 444.52g
  • Hambledon Continuum
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 12 bw illustrations
  • 1847252486
  • 9781847252487
  • 669,106

Table of contents

Historical Background; Josephus and his Writings; Early Causes of Disaffection; Insurrection AD65-66; Friend of the Romans; Revolution; The War in Galilee; Josephus in Galilee; Siege of Jotapata; Vespasian Marches South; Final Conflict AD69; Two Civil Wars; Siege of Jerusalem AD70; Zealots' Last Stand; Bibliography; Index.
show more

About Susan Sorek

Dr Susan Sorek is based at the University of Wales, Lampeter.
show more

Rating details

15 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 20% (3)
4 33% (5)
3 47% (7)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X