The Masada Myth: Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel

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In 73 A.D., legend has it, 960 Jewish rebels under siege in the ancient desert fortress of Masada committed suicide rather than surrender to a Roman legion. Recorded in only one historical source, the story of Masada was obscure for centuries. In "The Masada Myth," Israeli sociologist Nachman Ben-Yehuda tracks the process by which Masada became an ideological symbol for the State of Israel, the dramatic subject of movies and miniseries, a shrine venerated by generations of Zionists and Israeli soldiers, and the most ...

The Masada Myth: Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel 1996, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299148348

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Masada Myth: Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel 1996, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299148300

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