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Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations

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A magisterial history of the titanic struggle between the Roman and Jewish worlds that led to the destruction of Jerusalem.

Martin Goodman—equally renowned in Jewish and in Roman studies—examines this conflict, its causes, and its consequences with unprecedented authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility between the cultural, political, and religious beliefs and practices of the two peoples and explains how Rome's interests were served by a policy of brutality against the Jews. At the same time, Christians began to distance themselves from their origins, becoming increasingly hostile toward Jews as Christian influence spread within the empire. This is the authoritative work of how these two great civilizations collided and how the reverberations are felt to this day.

About the Author

Martin Goodman has divided his intellectual life between the Roman and Jewish worlds. He has edited both the Journal of Roman Studies and the Journal of Jewish Studies. He has taught Roman History at Birmingham and Oxford Universities, and is currently Professor of Jewish Studies at Oxford. He is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. In 1996 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. In 2002 he edited the Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies, which was awarded a National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship. He lives with his family in Birmingham.

Table of Contents

Illustrations, Figures and Maps

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Main Witness

Prologue: The Destruction of Jerusalem

Part one: A Mediterranean World

Chapter one: A Tale of Two Cities

Chapter two: One World Under Rome

Chapter three: Diversity and Toleration

Part two: Romans and Jews

Chapter four: Identities

Chapter five: Communities

Chapter six: Perspectives

Chapter seven: Lifestyles

Chapter eight: Government

Chapter nine: Politics

Chapter ten: Romans and Jews

Part three: Conflict

Chapter eleven: The Road to Destruction

Chapter twelve: Reactions

Chapter thirteen: The Growth of the Church

Chapter fourteen: A New Rome and a New Jerusalem

Epilogue: The Origins of Antisemitism

Notes

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726132
Author:
Goodman, Martin
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Jewish - Ancient
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - History - Post-
Subject:
Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D.
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
history;rome;judaism;ancient history;roman history;jerusalem;israel;roman empire;jewish history;middle east;religion;ancient rome;classics;ancient
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP. ILLUS./8 MAPS
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7.92x5.30x1.25 in. 1.30 lbs.

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