Aššur is King! Aššur is King!: Religion in the Exercise of Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire

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BRILL, 2002 - Religion - 559 pages
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Steven Holloway s work is the first monograph devoted to Neo-Assyrian religious imperialism. Neo-Assyrian religious imperialism was expressed by punitive measures such as godnapping", the violent deportation of a vanquished foe s divine images, but also, and this is a far less-studied facet of this topic, by the geographical focus and extent of the material support the Assyrians lavished on favored polities, in effect a Marshall Plan aimed at winning over the elite citizenry pivotal to maintaining economic and political equilibrium."
 

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Contents

Terror in the Exercise of Empire Coercion
80
Diplomacy in the Exercise of Empire High
217
Analysis of the Exercise of Empire
320
Prelude to the Intellectual and Social
427
Bibliography
445
Index of Authors
503

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About the author (2002)

Steven W. Holloway, Ph.D. (1992) in Old Testament, The University of Chicago, teaches on an adjunct basis in the Chicago area and works full-time for the American Theological Library Association. He has published and lectured extensively on the Bible, Assyriology, and their common ground.

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