Genocidal Perspectives in the Roman Empire’s Approach towards the Jews

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This chapter focuses on the series of conflicts between the Roman government and the Jewish population of the Roman empire during the first and second centuries CE. Modern theories on this relationship are as elaborate and convoluted as the corpus of primary sources available for it. Both will be analyzed here through the scope of genocide, in an attempt to determine whether there ever existed a Roman intent to destroy the Jewish group or parts of it, and the extent to which actual destruction ultimately occurred.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge World History of Genocide
Subtitle of host publicationGenocide in the Ancient, Medieval and Premodern Worlds: Volume I
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781108655989
ISBN (Print)9781108759731
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes

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  • Destruction
  • Genocide
  • Jerusalem
  • Jewish
  • Judea
  • Revolt
  • Roman Empire
  • Rome
  • Subjugation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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