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The city besieged : siege and its manifestations in the ancient Near East

Author: Israel Ephʻal
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: Culture and history of the ancient Near East, v. 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Exploring the military, legal, social and literary aspects of ancient warfare, this study examines the multifaceted nature of the siege phenomenon in the ancient Near East. The book is based on Akkadian and biblical (and, to lesser degree, Greek, Aramaic, Egyptian, Hittite and Ugaritic) sources as well as on the depictions on reliefs from Assyrian palaces and Egyptian temples. The analysis incorporates lexical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Israel Ephʻal
ISBN: 9789004174108 9004174109
OCLC Number: 268957427
Notes: Two printings were published in 2009; one had only the first 113 pages and was probably an error, and the other had 211 pages, with two additional chapters (4 and 5) which match the tables of contents (p. [x-xi) and bibliography and indexes.
Description: xvii, 211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch 1 Introduction --
What is siege warfare --
Purpose of the book and method of discussion --
Ch 2 Sources --
Literary sources --
Non-literary documents --
Artistic representations of siege warfare --
Archaeological evidence --
Ch 3 Military aspects --
Blockade --
Breakthrough --
Ch 4 Legal and economic aspects --
Introduction --
Babylonian siege documents --
Documents of siege and hardship from Emar --
Legal significance of the hardship formulae --
"Charitable deeds" --
Ch 5 Social aspects --
Between man and God --
Public life.
Series Title: Culture and history of the ancient Near East, v. 36.
Other Titles: Ke-ʻir netsurah.
Responsibility: by Israel Ephʻal.

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Exploring the military, legal, social and literary aspects of ancient warfare, this study examines the multifaceted nature of the siege phenomenon in the Ancient Near East.  Read more...

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