Sacrificing Truth: Archaeology and the Myth of Masada

@article{Silberman2003SacrificingTA,
  title={Sacrificing Truth: Archaeology and the Myth of Masada},
  author={N. Silberman},
  journal={Middle East Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={57},
  pages={342}
}
Sacrificing Truth: Archaeology and the Myth of Masada, by Nachman Ben-Yehuda. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2002. 253 pages. Bibl. to p. 269. Index to p. 275. $35. Reviewed by Neil Asher Silberman Self-righteousness is a dangerous and unreliable weapon in the hands of an intellectual historian who seeks to deconstruct a famous historical myth. When the critique is motivated by a sense of personal betrayal or disillusionment, the critic may be driven to set unreasonable standards for his… Expand
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See, for example, the fascinating works by Marcus 2001 (forthcoming) and Finkelstein and Silberman
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See also a progress report by Rabinowitz
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In this case, the perspective of symbolic interaction, generally, and contextual constructionism, particularly