Brotherhood of Kings
How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East
Price includes NZ wide delivery!
Ships from UK supplier
|Format:||Paperback / softback, 398 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 January 2012|
Table of Contents
CONTENTS; A WORD ABOUT CHRONOLOGY AND TRANSLATION; CAST OF CHARACTERS; TIME LINE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; PART I: THE EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD AND AKKADIAN EMPIRE, 1500-2000 BCE; 1. The First Evidence for Diplomacy ("I am your brother and you are my brother"); 2. Traders and Ships from Different Lands ("At the wharf of Akkad he made moor ships"); PART II: THE OLD BABYLONIAN PERIOD, 2000-1595 BCE; 3. War and Allegiance ("I have always done good things for him and his heart knows the good deeds that I have done for him"); 4. Long Journeys away from Home ("Who is there who would sell lapis-lazuli?"); PART III: A TIME OF CRISIS AND CHANGE, 1595-1400 BCE; 5. Attack on Babylon by a Distant Enemy ("I sent to a far-off land"); 6. A Clash between Expanding Empires ("Prepare yourselves! Make your weapons ready! For one will engage in combat with that wretched foe in the morning"); 7. Diplomatic Overtures between the Great Powers ("A notable event! The like of this occurrence had not been heard of since the time of the demigods"; PART IV: THE AMARNA AGE, 1400-1300 BCE; 8. Brother Kings United and at Peace ("My brother, whom I love and who loves me"); 9. Diplomatic Marriages ("We, between us, are one, the Hurrian land and the land of Egypt "); 10. Luxury Goods from Eveyrwhere ("The gold is much. Among the kings there are brotherhood, amity, peace, and good relations"); 11. A Crisis in the Brotherhood ("My father became hostile"); 12. The End of an Empire and the Restoration of Peace ("My ancestors and your ancestors made a mutual declaration of friendship"); EPILOGUE; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTES; FURTHER READING; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
About the Author
Amanda H. Podany is Professor of History at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She has published a number of books and articles on topics in ancient Near Eastern history, including The Ancient Near Eastern World.
an attractive and accessible work. Arthur Keaveney, Les Etudes Classiques
|Publisher: ||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Dimensions: ||23.11 x 15.24 x 3.05 centimeters (0.57 kg)|