BRILL, 1. jan. 2009 - 113 sider
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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7th century BC According Aeneas Akkadian ancient Near East appears army Arrian Art of Warfare Ashurbanipal Ashurnasirpal Assyrian attack Baal Babylon Babylonian barley battering rams battle besieged city biblical blockade Borger breaching breakthrough century BC Chaldeans child sacriﬁce city walls closure conquest defenders depicted difﬁcult Diodorus discussion Egyptian Emar enemy Esarhaddon excavations Ezek famine ﬁeld ﬁnd ﬁrst fortiﬁed gate hardship formulae Hebrew Hurrian ibid inhabitants Israel Jeremiah Jerusalem Judah king of Assyria Lachish ladders land literary mentioned method military motif Nabopolassar Nebuchadnezzar Nippur ofﬁcers ofﬁcials Oppenheim period Pilsu-Dagan prophet Rabshakeh rampart refers reﬂected reign reliefs RIMA royal inscriptions RPAE scribe seah Sennacherib Shalmaneser Shamash Shamash-shum-ukin shekel shekel of silver siege documents siege ramp siege towers siege warfare signiﬁcance Sin-shar-ishkun slaves soldiers sortie sources speciﬁc surrender term Thucydides Tiglath-pileser Tiglath-pileser III TSABR tunnels Tyre Uruk Ussishkin Yadin