The Roman-Jewish Wars and Hebrew Cultural Nationalism...

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Author  Moshe Aberbach
Publisher  Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date   August 19, 2000
ISBN  0312231911
Pages  192

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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 of defeat stimulated Jewish cultural growth during and after the wars. This culture was an implicit rejection of Greco-Roman civilization and values in favor of an exclusive religious-cultural nationalism, predating more recent cultural-national movements of defeated peoples.

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