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Jerusalem's traitor : Josephus, Masada, and the fall of Judea

Author: Desmond Seward
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When the Jews revolted against Rome in 66 CE, Josephus, a Jerusalem aristocrat, was made a general in his nations army. Captured by the Romans, he saved his skin by finding favor with the emperor Vespasian. He then served as an adviser to the Roman legions, running a network of spies inside Jerusalem, in the belief that the Jews only hope of survival lay in surrender to Rome. As a Jewish eyewitness who was given  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Flavius Josephus; Flavius Josephus; Flavius Josephus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Seward
ISBN: 9780306818073 0306818078
OCLC Number: 246894670
Description: xvi, 314 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Land Where Josephus Was Born 1 --
1 A Young Nobleman 9 --
2 An Occupied Country 19 --
3 Rome and Poppaea 29 --
4 The Jew Baiter 41 --
5 War 48 --
6 Governor of Galilee 58 --
7 The Return of the Legions 77 --
8 The Siege of Jotapata 83 --
9 The Cave and the Prophecy 93 --
10 Josephus the Prisoner 102 --
11 John of Gischala Comes to Jerusalem 114 --
12 The Zealot Revolution 123 --
13 The Reconquest of Judea 130 --
14 Simon bar Giora 137 --
15 The Year of the Four Emperors 145 --
16 Titus Takes Command 155 --
17 The Siege Begins 168 --
18 Inside Jerusalem 185 --
19 The Wooden Wall 194 --
20 The Destruction of the Temple 208 --
21 A Holocaust 223 --
22 The Propagandist 241 --
23 Masada and the Last Zealots 247 --
24 A Roman Citizen 260 --
25 History's Verdict 272.
Other Titles: Josephus, Masada, and the fall of Judea
Responsibility: Desmond Seward.

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From a leading historian, the life and works of Josephus in first-century Jerusalem, during the war against Rome, the siege of Masada, and early Christianity  Read more...

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Booklist, 5/15/09 "A very dynamic narrative pitched to general readers...[who] discover through Seward's apt interrogation how valuable a resource Josephus is for scholars...Considering the symbolism Read more...

 
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