Penguin, 1986, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Reprint
Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 511 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages are very lightly tanned throughout. Edges browned slightly. The cover has some bumps and marks but is in excellent condition overall. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Josephus' account of a war marked by treachery and atrocity is a superbly detailed and evocative record of the Jewish rebellion against Rome between AD 66 and 70. Originally a rebel leader, Josephus changed sides after he was captured to become a Rome-appointed negotiator, and so was uniquely placed to observe these turbulent events, from the siege of Jerusalem to the final heroic resistance and mass suicides at Masada. His account provides much of what we know about the history of the Jews under Roman rule, with vivid portraits of such key figures as the Emperor Vespasian and Herod the Great. Often self-justifying and divided in its loyalties, The Jewish War nevertheless remains one of the most immediate accounts of war, its heroism and its horrors, ever written. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Ancient History; Early (0-1000 AD); ISBN: 0140444203. ISBN/EAN: 9780140444209. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5098.