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The Jewish war

Author: Flavius Josephus; G A Williamson; E Mary Smallwood
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin, 1981, ©1959.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed.View all editions and formats
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Chronicles the Jewish rebellion against Rome between 66 and 70 A.D., as seen from the point of view of Josephus, originally a rebel leader who later changed sides. Outlines the history of Jews under Roman rule and highlights many of the major conflicts during this rebellion.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Flavius Josephus; G A Williamson; E Mary Smallwood
ISBN: 0140444203 9780140444209
OCLC Number: 9564865
Language Note: Translation of: De Bello Judaico.
Notes: Translation of: De bello Judaico.
Description: 511 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Foreword to this edition --
Introduction --
Josephus' life --
Josephus' works --
Josephus as a historian. Herod's predecessors --
Herod's rise to power --
Herod master of Palestine --
Herod's murder of Mariamme and her children --
Herod's murder of his heir, and death --
The rise and fall of Archelaus --
Judea under Roman rule --
War clouds --
The outbreak of war --
Josephus governor of Galilee --
The coming of Vespasian and Titus --
Josephus the prisoner of Vespasian --
Vespasian's conquering advance --
Factions in Jerusalem --
Atrocities in the city ; Vespasian's intervention --
Vespasian emperor --
The siege of Jerusalem : first stages --
Two walls captured --
The horrors of the siege --
Antonia captured and destroyed --
The temple burnt [i.e. burned] and the city taken --
Jerusalem destroyed : Roman celebration --
Cleaning-up operations. Notes --
Appendixes: A. Bandits, terrorists, sicarii, and zealots ; B. Roman provincial administration and defence [i.e. defense] ; C. Money ; D. Josephus' calendar ; E. Qumran ; F. The Slavonic version of The Jewish war --
Chronological table --
Maps and plans --
Glossary of technical terms --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: De bello Judaico.
Responsibility: Josephus ; translated by G.A. Williamson.
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Offers the history of the Jews under Roman rule, with portraits of such key figures as the Emperor Vespasian and Herod the Great. This book is one of the most immediate accounts of war, its heroism  Read more...

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