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Description - Rome and Jerusalem by Martin Goodman

In AD 70, after a war which had flared sporadically for four years, three Roman legions under the future Emperors Vespasian and his son Titus, surrounded, laid siege to, and eventually devastated the city of Jerusalem, destroying completely the magnificent Temple which had been built by Herod only 80 years earlier. This book narrates and explains this titanic struggle, showing why Romes interests were served by this policy of brutal hostility, and how the first generation of Christians first distanced themselves from its Jewish origins and then became increasingly hostile to Jews as their influence spread within the empire.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375411854
ISBN-10: 0375411852
Format: Hardback
Pages: 639
Imprint: Knopf Publishing Group
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Goodman

Martin Goodman has edited both "The Journal of Roman Studies" and "The""Journal of Jewish Studies," has taught Roman history at Birmingham and Oxford universities, and is currently professor of Jewish Studies at Oxford. A Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1996. He is the editor of "The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies," which won a National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship in 2002. He lives with his family in Birmingham, England.

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