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The Masada Myth

    Scholar presents evidence that the heroes of the Jewish Great Revolt were not heroes at all.

Selected Bibliography On The Masada Myth

Ben-Yehuda, Nachman. 1995). The Masada Myth: Collective Memory And Mythmaking In Israel. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press.

Bruner, Edward M. and Phyllis Gorfain (1984): "Dialogic Narration and the Paradoxes of Masada" Pp. 56-75 in Plattner Stuart and Edward M. Bruner (eds.): Text, Play, And Story: The Construction And Reconstruction Of Self And Society, Washington: The American Ethnological Society.

Cotton, Hanna and Yehonatan Preiss. 1990. "Who conquered Masada in 66 A.D. and who occupied it until it fell?" ZION, 55:449-454 (Hebrew). 

Doty, William G. 1986. Mythography, The Study Of Myths And Rituals, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press.

Gill, Dan. 1993. "A Natural Spur at Masada" Nature, 364[#6438]:569-570. 

Lewis, Bernard. 1975. History: Remembered, Recovered, Invented, Princeton: Princeton University Press. 

Paine, Robert. 1994. "Masada: A History Of A Memory" History And Anthropology, 6(#4):371-409.

Roth, Jonathan. 1995. "The Length of the Siege of Masada" Scripta Classica Israelica, 14:87-110. 

Schwartz, Barry, Yael Zerubavel, Bernice M. Barnett. 1986. "The Recovery of Masada: A Study in Collective Memory," The Sociological Quarterly, 27(#2): 147-164.

Shargel, Baila R. 1979. "The Evolution of the Masada Myth," Judaism, 28:357-371.

Shatzman, Israel. 1993. "The Roman Siege On Masada" Pp. 105-120 in Hurvitz, Gila (ed.) The Story Of Masada: Discoveries From The Excavations. Jerusalem: Hebrew University; Antiquities authority; the Society for Studying Eretz Israel and Its Antiquities. (Hebrew).

Vidal-Naquet, Pierre. 1983. "Josephus Flavius and Masada," ZEMANIM, 13:67-75 (Hebrew).

_______. 1991. The Murderers Of Memory (Les Assassins de la Me`moire), translated from French by Ada Paldor, Tel Aviv: Am Oved (Hebrew).

Zerubavel, Yael. 1995. Recovered Roots: Collective Memory And The Making Of Israeli National Tradition, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.   

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