Herod the Great : statesman, visionary, tyrant (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Herod the Great : statesman, visionary, tyrant

Author: Norman Gelb
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the life of the first century king of Judea, discussing many of the myths surrounding him and describing the achievements of his reign which transformed Judea into a stable, profitable state within the Roman empire
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Herod, King of Judea; Herodotus; Herodot
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Gelb
ISBN: 9781442210653 ) 1442210656 ((cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC Number: 1099654905
Description: xvii, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The making of Herod the Great --
Beginnings --
The road to Jerusalem --
Securing the throne --
A new start --
Cultural divide --
Palace intrigue --
Crisis --
The end looms --
Closure --
Herod : the image --
Herod's heirs --
The other Herodians --
Afterword: The dawn of Christianity
Responsibility: Norman Gelb

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Presents the life of the first century king of Judea, discussing many of the myths surrounding him and describing the achievements of his reign which transformed Judea into a stable, profitable state within the Roman empire

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In 2010, historian Gelb (Dunkirk: The Complete Story in the First Step in the Defeat of Hitler) switched subjects, moving from World War II to the line of Jewish kings, examining the 52 monarchs who Read more...

 
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