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The Jews Against Rome: War in Palestine AD 66-73

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This is the first book to examine the causes, events and consequences of a major conflict in ancient Palestine, and assess the accounts of its star witness, Josephus.
The Jewish war, culminating in the siege of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple, can be called the most significant event in Roman military history. The war demanded a massive concentration of force
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published July 31st 2008)
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Jan 30, 2009 Randy rated it really liked it
I just finished reading Susan Sorek's short book: THE JEWS AGAINST ROME. I think this is an excellent easy-read about the war, and recommend it to anyone who is interested in a war that changed the course of history.

Ms. Sorek often analyzes the many conflicting accounts of the war in Josephus's books. She does this fairly and allows the reader to reach his/her own conclusions.

She also reads between Josephus's lines and examines many of the causes of the war, including class conflict, and the pos
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The book "The Jews Against Rome" by Susan Sorek is an interesting account of the uprising in Palestine between 66-73AD. If you haven't read anything about this period of history before then this is a good book to get you started as it explains who Josephus is, talks about his Histories and gives the reader a good overview of the historical situation in this region before the revolt. The author also provides a decent history of the Roman campaign to crush the revolt without getting bogged down in ...more
Jun 30, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it
Writing about ancient history is always difficult, particularly when there is only a few contemporary resources. This was very well written and understandable. Very good.
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Jul 17, 2012 Charlene Mathe rated it really liked it
This book provides a readable narrative covering the last century or so of the second Temple period. This period is a hinge of history -- the final years of Temple Judaism and the founding years of Christianity. I learned a lot that I didn't know; and I was able to retain more of what I read than I often do because the book was not too scholarly and dense.
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Mostly a rehash of Josephus
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