Sep 29, 2020
Masada Myth: Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel
Posted by Nachman Ben-Yehuda

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 theIn 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 profitable tourist attraction in modern Israel Ben Yehuda describes how, after nearly 1800 years, the long, complex, and unsubstantiated narrative of a Romanized Jew, Josephus Flavius, was edited and augmented in the twentieth century to form a simple and powerful myth of heroism Ben Yehuda looks at the ways this new mythical narrative of Masada was created, promoted, and maintained by pre state Jewish underground organizations, the Israeli army, archaeological teams, mass media, youth movements, textbooks, the tourist industry, and the arts He discusses the various organizations and movements that created the Masada experience usually a ritual trek through the Judean desert followed by a climb to the fortress and a dramatic reading of the Masada story , and how it changed over decades from a Zionist pilgrimage to a tourist destination Placing the story in a larger historical, sociological, and psychological context, Ben Yehuda draws upon theories of collective memory and myth making to analyze Masada s crucial role in the nation building process of modern Israel and the formation of a new Jewish identity An expert on deviance and social control, Ben Yehuda looks inparticular at how and why a military failure and an enigmatic, troubling case of mass suicide in conflict with Judaism s teachings were reconstructed and fabricated as a heroic tale.

  • Title: Masada Myth: Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel
  • Author: Nachman Ben-Yehuda
  • ISBN: 9780299148348
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • Masada Myth Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel Dec , The Masada Myth is both a scholarly and a passionate book, analyzing with great clarity the relationship between deviance and mythology Pat Lauderdale, Stanford University From the Back Cover In A.D legend has it, Jewish rebels under siege in the ancient desert fortress of Masada committed suicide rather than surrender to a Roman legion. Masada Myth Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel by Dec , Masada Myth Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel In A.D legend has it, Jewish rebels under siege in the ancient desert fortress of Masada committed suicide rather than surrender to a Roman legion. Masada Myth Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel Jan , Masada Myth Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel Kindle edition by Ben Yehuda, Nachman Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Masada Myth Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel. Masada Myth Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel by Jan , 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 UW Press The Masada Myth Collective Memory and The Masada Myth Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel Nachman Ben Yehuda The Masada Myth is both a scholarly and a passionate book, analyzing with great clarity the relationship between deviance and mythology The careful descriptions and provocative ideas will create new controversy, one that is timely and important for our understanding of what has The Myth of Masada HistoryNet Jan , Known as Masada, the site was established in the st century BC by Judaean King Alexander Jannaeus and later fortified on the order of King Herod the Great, who envisioned Masada as a last redoubt in the event of war or civil unrest.

    Masada Myth Collective Memory and Mythmaking in Israel In A D legend has it 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 st

    Ellen

    Very interesting, but could have been done in a fraction of its current size.


    Brendon

    Reading for Historical Myth Class.



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