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The Neo-Assyrian Empire in the Southwest: Imperial Domination and its Consequences

Avraham Faust


The Neo-Assyrian empire—the first large empire of the ancient world—had attracted a great deal of public attention ever since the spectacular discoveries of the nineteenth century. The southwestern part of this empire, located in the lands of the Bible, is archaeologically speaking the best-known region in the world, and its history is also described in a plethora of texts, including the Hebrew Bible. Using a bottom-up approach, this book utilizes this unparalleled information to reconstruct the outcomes of the Assyrian conquest of the region, and how it impacted the diverse political units an ... More

Keywords: Assyrian empire, Assyrian imperialism, Assyrian expansion, empires, ancient empires, imperial expansion, imperial rule, distant provinces, consequences of conquest, Southern Levant, imperial economy, ancient Israel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198841630
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198841630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Avraham Faust, author
Professor of Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University