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Turbulent Times?

  • By James S. McLaren

How do you contend with Josephus's interpretation of events when undertaking historical inquiry? Taking as a test case the presentation of Judaea in the first century CE, McLaren argues that existing scholarship fails to achieve conceptual independence from Josephus. It simply repeats Josephus's presentation of a society engulfed in an escalating turmoil that allegedly culminated in the revolt of 66-70 CE. A new strategy is offered here by applying a case-study approach and formulating open-ended questions. In so doing, McLaren calls for an entirely fresh appraisal of the situation in Judaea and other areas where Josephus serves as a major source.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781850758914
    • Manufacturer: BLOOMSBURY 3PL
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781850758914
    • Publication Date: 03/01/1998
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: James S. McLaren
    • Page Count: 312
    • Width: 6.08 inches
    • Height: 0.88 inches
    • Length: 9.44 inches
    • Weight: 1.33 pounds
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