Syria-Palestine in The Late Bronze Age: An Anthropology of Politics and Power
Syria-Palestine in the Late Bronze Age presents an explicitly anthropological perspective on politics and social relationships. An anthropological reading of the textual and epigraphic remains of the time allows us to see how power was constructed and political subordination was practised and expressed. Syria-Palestine in the Late Bronze Age identifies a particular political ontology, native to ancient Syro-Palestinian societies, which informs and constitutes their social worlds. This political ontology, based on patronage relationships, provides a way of understanding the political culture and the social dynamics of ancient Levantine peoples. It also illuminates the historical processes taking place in the region, processes based on patrimonial social structures and articulated through patron-client bonds.
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Akkadian Albera alliance Amarna correspondence Amarna Diplomacy Amarna Letters Amarna period Amenotep Amurru Ancient Near East ancient Near Eastern Anthropology Archaeology Asia Asiatic Assyria atti attušili Aziru Babylonia Beckman Byblos Canaan Canaanite characterisation citystate client clientèle communication concept cultural diplomatic documents E.J. Brill Ebla economic Egypt Egyptian especially ethnographic exchange feudal foreign historical Hittite king household ideological instance internal interpretation Israel J.M. Sasson king of Ugarit king’s kingdom kinship Knudtzon Late Bronze Age Lemche Levant Levantine Liverani lord marriage maryannu Mediterranean Mesopotamia Middle East millennium Mittani Moran Nubia organisation Oxford Palestine Paris patrimonial patron patron–client relations patronage perspective petty kings Pharaoh PittRivers political prestige Rainey Ramesses II reciprocity region rule ruler Schloen Scribner’s Sons servant social societies socio sociopolitical practices structure subordination Suteans Syria SyriaPalestine SyroPalestinian terminology territory texts textual translation treaty Ugarit vassal Vicino Oriente village Westbrook worldview Zaccagnini