Revolt and resistance in the ancient Classical world and the Near East : in the crucible of empire /

This collection of essays contains a state of the field discussion about the nature of revolt and resistance in the ancient world. While it does not cover the entire ancient world, it does focus in on the key revolts of the pre-Roman imperial world. Regardless of the exact sequence, it was an undeni...

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Other Authors: Collins, John J. 1946-, Manning, Joseph Gilbert.

Format: eBook

Language: English

Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2016.

Series: Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 85.
Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity E-Books Online, Collection 2014, ISBN: 9789004262416.


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Call Number: DS63.18

Table of Contents:
  • Preliminary Material
  • 1 Introduction /
  • John J. Collins and J.G. Manning
  • 2 When is a Revolt not a Revolt? A Case for Contingency /
  • Erich S. Gruen
  • 3 Revolts in the Assyrian Empire: Succession Wars, Rebellions Against a False King and Independence Movements /
  • Karen Radner
  • 4 Assyria's Demise as Recompense: A Note on Narratives of Resistance in Babylonia and Judah /
  • Peter R. Bedford
  • 5 Revolts in the Neo-Assyrian Empire: A Preliminary Discourse Analysis /
  • Eckart Frahm
  • 6 Xerxes and the Oathbreakers: Empire and Rebellion on the Northwestern Front /
  • Matt Waters
  • 7 Cyrus the Younger and Artaxerxes II, 401 BC: An Achaemenid Civil War Reconsidered /
  • John W.I. Lee
  • 8 Resistance, Revolt and Revolution in Achaemenid Persia: Response /
  • Elspeth R.M. Dusinberre
  • 9 Revolting Subjects: Empires and Insurrection, Ancient and Modern /
  • Brian McGing
  • 10 Revolts under the Ptolemies: A Paleoclimatological Perspective /
  • Francis Ludlow and J.G. Manning
  • 11 Resistance and Revolt. The Case of the Maccabees /
  • Robert Doran
  • 12 Temple or Taxes? What Sparked the Maccabean Revolt? /
  • John J. Collins
  • 13 The Importance of Perspective: The Jewish-Roman Conflict of 66-70 CE as a Revolution /
  • James McLaren and Martin Goodman
  • 14 Josephus, Jewish Resistance and the Masada Myth /
  • Tessa Rajak
  • 15 The Impact of the Jewish Rebellions, 66-135 CE: Destruction or Provincialization? /
  • Seth Schwartz
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Works Cited
  • Index of Names.