Item description for King Herod: A Persecuted Persecutor: A Case Study in Psychohistory and Psychobiography (Studia Judaica 36) (Studia Judaica) by Karen Gold Aryeh Kasher...
The enigma of King Herod as a cruel bloodthirsty tyrant on one hand, and a great builder on the other is discussed in a systematic modern historical and psychological study. It seeks to unravel the contradictory historic mystery of the man and his deeds. After A. Schalit's Knig Herodes, this study is a new comprehensive, pioneering study on the intriguing personality of Herod, also using the insights of psychology. Herod's mental state reached an acute level, consistent with the DSM-IV diagnosis for "Paranoid Personality disorder". He grew up with an ambiguous identity and suffered from feelings of inferiority. Haunted by persecutory delusions, he executed almost any suspect of treason, including his wife and three sons.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2006
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 311018964X ISBN13 9783110189643