The Alamo and the "Masada Complex"

Prof. Lester L. Grabbe of the University of Hull has written a fascinating piece on cultural memory that juxtaposes the Alamo with Masada in Israel. In this article he takes a look at how two "last stands" were remembered and what sort of symbols they've become. It's not every day that biblical studies and San Antonio (where I live) history come together. Read "History and the Nature of Cultural Memory: The Alamo and the 'Masada Complex'".