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The Roman-Jewish Wars and Hebrew Cultural Nationalism

  • Moshe Aberbach
  • David Aberbach
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 1-20
  3. Roads to War 63 BCE — 66 CE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 23-27
    3. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 28-32
    4. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 33-48
    5. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 49-78
    6. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 79-82
  4. Creative Responses to Defeat 70–200 CE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 85-92
    3. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 93-98
    4. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 99-102
    5. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 103-106
    6. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 107-109
    7. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 110-113
    8. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 114-117
    9. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 118-123
    10. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 124-127
    11. Moshe Aberbach, David Aberbach
      Pages 128-133
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 134-170

About this book

Introduction

In this controversial book, the authors show how the Roman-Jewish wars were precipitated partly by Jewish demographic and religious expansion and by conflict with the Greeks and their culture. They argue that the trauma and humiliation of defeat, stimulated Jewish cultural growth, particularly in Hebrew, during and after the wars. This culture was an implicit rejection of Graeco-Roman civilization and values in favour of a more exclusivist religious-cultural nationalism. This form of nationalism, though unique in the ancient world, anticipates more recent cultural-national movements of defeated peoples.

Keywords

ancient world argue culture education empire expansion Greek growth Judaism knowledge revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Moshe Aberbach
    • 1
  • David Aberbach
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Baltimore Hebrew UniversityUSA
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  3. 3.London School of EconomicsUK

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