Sacrificing Truth: Archaeology and the Myth of Masada

Sacrificing Truth: Archaeology and the Myth of Masada

by Nachman Ben-Yehuda
     
 

Legend states that a group of heroic Jews committed mass suicide at the site of Masada in the Judean desert of Israel, rather than surrender to their Roman oppressors.See more details below

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Legend states that a group of heroic Jews committed mass suicide at the site of Masada in the Judean desert of Israel, rather than surrender to their Roman oppressors.

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Ben-Yehuda (social sciences, Hebrew U.) examines the 1963-65 excavation of Masada in the Judean Desert of Israel, and how it shaped nation-building by helping forge a specific past and hence new national and personal identities. He also wrote (1995). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781573929530
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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