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The Resource The many faces of Herod the Great, Adam Kolman Marshak

The many faces of Herod the Great, Adam Kolman Marshak

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The many faces of Herod the Great
Title
The many faces of Herod the Great
Statement of responsibility
Adam Kolman Marshak
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An old, bloodthirsty tyrant hears from a group of Magi about the birth of the Messiah, king of the Jews. He vengefully sends his soldiers to Bethlehem with orders to kill all of the baby boys in the town in order to preserve his own throne. For most of the Western world, this is Herod the Great - an icon of cruelty and evil, the epitome of a tyrant. Adam Kolman Marshak portrays Herod the Great quite differently, however, carefully drawing on historical, archaeological, and literary sources. Marshak shows how Herod successfully ruled over his turbulent kingdom by skillfully interacting with his various audiences - Roman, Hellenistic, and Judaean - in myriad ways. Herod was indeed a master in political self-presentation. Marshak's fascinating account chronicles how Herod moved from the bankrupt usurper he was at the beginning of his reign to a wealthy and powerful king who founded a dynasty and brought ancient Judaea to its greatest prominence and prosperity.--Publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshak, Adam Kolman
Dewey number
  • 933/.05092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS122.3
LC item number
.M37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herod
  • Jews
  • Jews
Label
The many faces of Herod the Great, Adam Kolman Marshak
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-388) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rome and its client kings -- Hellenistic monarchy in the Graeco-Roman world -- Judaean history from the Maccabees to Herod -- Herod's rise to power (47-42 BCE) -- Herod and Antony (42-30 BCE) -- Herod the new Hasmonean -- Herod the Augustan client king -- Bringing Judaea into the Roman sphere : Herod and Romanization -- Herod the Hellenistic king in an Augustan world -- Herod, Melekh HaYehudim -- Herod and the temple -- Conclusion : the political self-presentation of Herod the great
Control code
ocn869776055
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxix, 400 pages
Isbn
9780802866059
Lccn
2014027610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)869776055
Label
The many faces of Herod the Great, Adam Kolman Marshak
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-388) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rome and its client kings -- Hellenistic monarchy in the Graeco-Roman world -- Judaean history from the Maccabees to Herod -- Herod's rise to power (47-42 BCE) -- Herod and Antony (42-30 BCE) -- Herod the new Hasmonean -- Herod the Augustan client king -- Bringing Judaea into the Roman sphere : Herod and Romanization -- Herod the Hellenistic king in an Augustan world -- Herod, Melekh HaYehudim -- Herod and the temple -- Conclusion : the political self-presentation of Herod the great
Control code
ocn869776055
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxix, 400 pages
Isbn
9780802866059
Lccn
2014027610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)869776055

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