This examination of the background of the AD 66 Judaean revolt against Rome attempts to explain the rebellion as well as its temporary success by discussing the role of the Jewish ruling class sixty years preceding it and in the dependent state that lasted until AD 70.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)|
Table of Contents1. 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.