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

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

by Martin Goodman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521447828

ISBN-13: 9780521447829

Pub. Date: 06/03/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Goodman examines the background of the AD 66 Judean revolt against Rome. He 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 in the independent state that lasted until AD 70. The author shows that the revolt's ultimate cause was a misunderstanding by

Overview

Goodman examines the background of the AD 66 Judean revolt against Rome. He 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 in the independent state that lasted until AD 70. The author shows that the revolt's ultimate cause was a misunderstanding by Rome of the status criteria of Jewish society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521447829
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/03/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: (i) The problem; (ii) The conventional explanations; (iii) Civil war, the ruling class and revolt; Part I. The Ruling Class AD 6–66: 2. The new ruling class AD 6; 3. Problems facing the ruling class: economic and social; 4. Problems facing the ruling class: religious ideology; 5. Why the ruling class failed; Part II. Faction Struggle within the Ruling Class: 6. Reactions to failure: the ruling class AD 6–66; 7. The outbreak of revolt; 8. The independent Jewish state AD 67–70; 9. Trends in faction politics AD 50–70; Part III. The Aftermath of the Revolt: 10. The Roman reaction.

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