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9783882262179

Oded, Bustenay

War, Peace and Empire

Justifications for War in Assyrian Royal Inscriptions

1992
17.0 x 24.0 cm, 224 p., 1 illustrations b/w, paperback / softback
52,00 €

ISBN: 9783882262179

Short Description

This monograph aims to present the reasons for going to war as proclaimed in the Assyrian royal inscriptions. The investigation is based on the presumption that we can distill from the professes „casus belli“ the basic religious and moral ideas as well as the political ideology of Assyrian kingship and empire. In addition, this study tries to determine the literary conventions employed in presenting the causes for war. This monograph is only the first part of a comprehensive and comparative study on „causus belli“ in the royal inscriptions from the Ancient Near East.

Keywords

Alte Geschichte (75) || Ancient World (128) || Assyrian Empires (9) || Assyrien (3) || Historical research: source documents (210) || Historical states, empires & regions (212) || History (769) || History: theory & methods (218) || Krieg (5) || Linguistics (677) || Palaeography (study & history of writing) (193) || Politics & government (66) || Warfare & defence (18)