By Steve Mason

ISBN-10: 052185329X

ISBN-13: 9780521853293

A clash that erupted among Roman legions and a few Judaeans in past due advert sixty six had an incalculable impression on Rome's actual visual appeal and imperial governance; on historical Jews bereft in their mother-city and temple; and on early Christian fortunes. historic scholarship and cinema alike are inclined to see the clash because the end result 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 techniques each one subject as a ancient research, clarifying difficulties that have to be solved, knowing the on hand proof, and contemplating situations that would clarify the facts. the easiest reconstructions make the clash extra humanly intelligible whereas casting doubt on got knowledge.

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