Ke-ʻir Netsurah

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BRILL, 1. jan. 2009 - 113 sider
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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 study and military thinking and focuses on the technology of warfare and human behavior in a state of emergency. This volume is a co-publication between Brill and The Hebrew University Magnes Press.
  

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Innhold

Introduction
1
Sources
7
Military Aspects
35
Legal and Economic Aspects
114
Social Aspects
152

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Om forfatteren (2009)

ISRAEL EP'HAL is professor emeritus of History of the Jewish People and of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Leut.-Col. (ret.), IDF. He is author of The Ancient Arabs: Nomads on the Borders of the Fertile Crescent, 9th-5th Centuries BC; (with (J. Naveh) Aramaic Ostraca of the Fourth Century BC from Idumaea, and of papers on the history of the People and the Land of Israel in the 9th-4th centuries BC, on epigraphy, and on ancient Near Eastern military history.

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