Rome and Jerusalem

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Vintage | Dec 24, 2008 | 624 Pages | ISBN 9780307544360

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    Vintage | Dec 24, 2008 | 624 Pages | ISBN 9780307544360

Praise

“Magnificent. . . . A fascinating and extremely rich history. . . . An engrossing double portrait that shows how much our own civilization owes to both Jerusalem and Rome.” —The New York Sun“Innovative. . . . A complicated bit of history brilliantly told.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch“Well-written, detailed and meticulous. . . . Provides an intricate examination of life in the first century.” —The Dallas Morning News“A triumph. Goodman’s scrupulous care with his sources, his eye for telling detail and his easy prose style combine to produce a work that will reward any reader.” —Jerusalem Post

Table Of Contents

Illustrations, Figures and Maps
Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Main Witness
Prologue: The Destruction of Jerusalem

Part one: A Mediterranean World

Chapter one: A Tale of Two Cities
Chapter two: One World Under Rome
Chapter three: Diversity and Toleration

Part two: Romans and Jews

Chapter four: Identities
Chapter five: Communities
Chapter six: Perspectives
Chapter seven: Lifestyles
Chapter eight: Government
Chapter nine: Politics
Chapter ten: Romans and Jews

Part three: Conflict

Chapter eleven: The Road to Destruction
Chapter twelve: Reactions
Chapter thirteen: The Growth of the Church
Chapter fourteen: A New Rome and a New Jerusalem
Epilogue: The Origins of Antisemitism

Notes
Further Reading
Index

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