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The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism
Doron Mendels

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Format: Paperback, 476pp.
ISBN: 0802843298
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Pub. Date: Reprint edition October 1997

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This superior account of the development of Jewish nationalism offers one of those rare glimpses into the past that can truly illuminate the present. In The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism Doron Mendels combines his unique insight into ancient Palestine with a careful analysis of historical and literary sources, from Josephus to New Testament apocrypha, to explore the development of Jewish nationalism within the context of the Hellenistic world. Originally published as part of the Anchor Bible Reference Library, this study is of interest not only for its brilliant discussion of Jewish nationalism during the Second Temple period but also because its subject matter echoes the thorny questions raised by the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks of today.


"The best introduction now available to Jewish political history in its international context in the crucial period around the turn of the era. Indispensable for any serious student of ancient history."
—John J. Collins


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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: The Problem
1: Nationalism in the Hellenistic World in the Third Through First Centuries B.C.E
2: Nationalism and the Concept of History in the Ancient Near East
3: Jewish kingship in the Hasmonean Period
4: The Concept of Territory: Borders and Boundaries (200-63 B.C.E)
5: Jerusalem: Capital, Temple, and Cult (200-63 B.C.E)
6: From Militia to Army, 168-63 B.C.E
7: The Jewish nationalistic Movement - After the Roman Occupation of Palestine
8: Kingship after the Roman Occupation - From Basileia to Alternative Concepts
9: From the Territorial to the A-Territorial
10. Jerusalem and the Temple, 63 B.C.E-66 C.E
11. The Army, 63 B.C.E-70 C.E
12. Nationalism in Revolution: The Great War Against Rome (66-70 C.E)
13. The "Polemus Quietus: and the Revolt of Bar Kokhba, 132-135 C.E

Epilogue: What Did Greek and Latin Authors Think of Jewish Nationalism?

Map of the Maccabean Period
Map of Herod's Kingdom
Map of the Division of Herod's Kingdom
Map of the Kingdom of Agrippa I
Map of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Trajan and Hadrian

Selected Bibliography
Index of Texts
Index of Scholars
Subject Index

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