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The Ruling Class of Judaea : The Origins of the Jewish Revolt against Rome, A.D. 66-70 - Martin Goodman

The Ruling Class of Judaea

The Origins of the Jewish Revolt against Rome, A.D. 66-70

Paperback Published: 2nd August 1993
ISBN: 9780521447829
Number Of Pages: 280

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This book examines why in AD 66 a revolt against Rome broke out in Judaea. It attempts to explain both the rebellion itself and its temporary success by discussing the role of the Jewish ruling class in the sixty years preceding the war and within the independent state which lasted until the destruction of the Temple in AD 70. The author seeks to show that the ultimate cause of the Revolt was a misunderstanding by Rome of the status criteria of Jewish society. The importance of the subject lies both in the significance of the history of Judaea in this period for the development of Judaism and early Christianity and in the light shed on Roman methods of provincial administration in general by an understanding of why Rome was unable to control a society with cultural values so different from its own.

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Abbreviationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Mapsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The problemp. 1
The conventional explanationsp. 5
Civil war, the ruling class and revoltp. 14
The Ruling Class A.D. 6-66p. 27
The new ruling class A.D. 6p. 29
Problems facing the ruling class: economic and socialp. 51
Problems facing the ruling class: religious ideologyp. 76
Why the ruling class failedp. 109
Faction Struggle within the Ruling Classp. 135
Reactions to failure: the ruling class A.D. 6-66p. 137
The outbreak of revoltp. 152
The independent Jewish state A.D. 67-70p. 176
Trends in faction politics A.D. 50-70p. 198
The Aftermath of the Revoltp. 229
The Roman reactionp. 231
Select bibliographyp. 252
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780521447829
ISBN-10: 0521447828
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 2nd August 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.14  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.37

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