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

Author: Desmond Seward
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 nation's 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: Electronic books
History
Military history
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Seward, Desmond, 1935-
Jerusalem's traitor.
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009005716
(OCoLC)246894670
Named Person: Flavius Josephus; Flavius Josephus
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Seward
ISBN: 9780786746415 0786746416 9780786746415
OCLC Number: 369296303
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of Maps ix; Acknowledgments xi; Preface: "Masada Shall Not Fall Again" xiii; 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.
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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