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Bibil Identifier bibil:247532
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Relations of Power in Early Neo-Assyrian State Ideology
Author Karlsson, Mattias
Series Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (Volume: 10)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 44416
Place 22:931.21
Publishing house De Gruyter
Place Berlin/Boston
ISBN 978-1-61451-744-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
507 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract This volume examines the state ideology of Assyria in the Early Neo-Assyrian period (934-745 BCE) focusing on how power relations between the Mesopotamian deities, the Assyrian king, and foreign lands are described and depicted. It undertakes a close reading of delimited royal inscriptions and iconography making use of postcolonial and gender theory, and addresses such topics as royal deification, “religious imperialism”, ethnicity and empire, and gendered imagery. The important contribution of this study lies especially in its identification of patterns of ideological continuity and variation within the reigns of individual rulers, between various localities, and between the different rulers of this period, and in its discussion of the place of Early Neo-Assyrian state ideology in the overall development of Assyrian propaganda. It includes several indexed appendices, which list all primary sources, present all divine and royal epithets, and provide all of the “royal visual representations,” and incorporates numerous illustrations, such as maps, plans, and royal iconography.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Assyria : History and Civilization : 1st millennium : Dominion of the New Assyrian Empire
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Politics
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