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Companion to Assyria (Eckart Frahm) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017) 9781444335934
Companion to Assyria (Eckart Frahm) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017) 9781444335934
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Title: Companion to Assyria

Author: Frahm, Eckart

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2017

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781444335934

Volumes: 1; Pages: 648

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A Companion to Assyria is a collection of original essays on ancient Assyria written by key international scholars. These new scholarly contributions have substantially reshaped contemporary understanding of society and life in this ancient civilization.

* The only detailed up-to-date introduction providing a scholarly overview of ancient Assyria in English within the last fifty years

* Original essays written and edited by a team of respected Assyriology scholars from around the world

* An in-depth exploration of Assyrian society and life, including the latest thought on cities, art, religion, literature, economy, and technology, and political and military history

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors



Eckart Frahm

Part I Geography and History

1 Physical and Cultural Landscapes of Assyria, Jason Ur

2 "Assyria" in the Third Millennium bce, Lauren Ristvet

3 The Old Assyrian Period (20th-18th Century bce) 57

Klaas R. Veenhof

4 Economy, Society, and Daily Life in the Old Assyrian Period 80

C�cile Michel

5 The Transition Period (17th to 15th Century bce), Shigeo Yamada

6 The Middle Assyrian Period (14th to 11th Century bce),Stefan Jakob

7 Economy, Society, and Daily Life in the Middle Assyrian Period, Stefan Jakob

8 The Neo -Assyrian Period (ca. 1000-609 bce),Eckart Frahm

9 Economy, Society, and Daily Life in the Neo -Assyrian Period, Karen Radner

10 Post -Imperial Assyria, Stefan R. Hauser

Part II The Fringes of Empire: Assyria and its Neighbors

11 Assyria and the North: Anatolia, Andreas Fuchs

12 Assyria and the East: Western Iran and Elam, Andreas Fuchs

13 Assyria and the West: Syria and the Levant, Ariel M. Bagg

14 Assyria and the Far West: The Aegean World, Robert Rollinger

15 Assyria and the South: Babylonia, Eckart Frahm

16 Assyria and the Far South: The Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf, Eckart Frahm

Part III Elements of Assyrian Civilization

17 Languages and Writing Systems in Assyria, Mikko Luukko and Greta Van Buylaere

18 Assyrian Religion, Stefan M. Maul

19 Assyrian Literature, Alasdair Livingstone

20 Assyrian Scholarship and Scribal Culture in Ashur, Nils P. Heeael

21 Assyrian Scholarship and Scribal Culture in Kalhu and Nineveh, Jeanette C. Fincke

22 Assyrian Legal Traditions, Frederick Mario Fales

23 Assyrian Cities and Architecture, John M. Russell

24 Assyrian Art, John M. Russell

25 Assyrian Technology, Ariel M. Bagg

26 Assyrian Warfare, Stephanie Dalley

27 Thoughts on the Assyrian Empire and Assyrian Kingship, Mario Liverani

Part IV The Afterlife and Rediscovery of Assyria

28 Assyria in Late Babylonian Sources, Paul ]Alain Beaulieu

29 Assyria in the Hebrew Bible, Eckart Frahm

30 Assyria in Classical Sources, Robert Rollinger

31 The Archaeological Exploration of Assyria, Mogens Trolle Larsen

32 Assyrian Christians, Aaron Michael Butts

List of Assyrian Kings, Eckart Frahm

Index 617

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