The Construction of the Assyrian Empire: A Historical Study of the Inscriptions of Shalmanesar III (859-824 B.C.) Relating to His Campaigns to the West

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BRILL, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 449 pages
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In numerous ambitious expeditions Shalmaneser III of Assyria (859-824) lay the foundation of the subsequent remarkable military advance to the West of the Neo-Assyrian empire. While systematically scrutinizing and analyzing all accounts of these western campaigns, Shigeo Yamada not only discusses the historiographical problems encountered, together with their impact on the jigsaw of ninth century Ancient Near East history, but also offers new results, and an original historical reconstruction. Ample attention is given to the campaigns' economic and ideological aspects. The book will serve as a useful reference for all students interested in Assyrian historiography and the history of Assyria and Syria-Palestine. It includes an appendix on a new edition of the Kurkh Monolith, based on the author's collation.
  

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Contents

Preliminary Considerations
9
Historical and Historiographical Analysis of
77
to BitAdini
130
Battle of Qarqar
143
to Tilabne
163
to Hamath
170
to Paqarahubuni
178
to Que
197
Shalmaneser IIls Dominion
300
AramIsrael Relations as Reflected in
309
The Commemoration of DayyanAshurs
321
The Manipulative Counting of the Euphrates
335
The Edition of Annals 1 and Annals 3
342
Collations of the Kurkh Monolith Inscription
380
Maps
406
General Index
419

The 21st and 22nd Years the 21st palu
205
to Patin
221
CeremonialCommemorative Acts
273

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About the author (2000)

Shigeo Yamada, Ph.D., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is part-time instructor at the Department of Area Studies, University of Tsukuba. He has published several articles on the history of historiography of Assyria.

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