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p. 795. Foreigners in Assyrialocked

  • Karen Radner

Abstract

‘Foreigners in Assyria’ looks at Assyrian interactions with the wider world by focusing on foreigners in the city of Aššur and how they got there. The first two cases explore Assyrian political and cultural links to the Mesopotamian south in the second millennium bc. The third case shows Assyrian diplomacy in action when an Anatolian ruler—Seni, king of Daienu—was invited, like it or not, to visit Aššur. The last two cases focus on inhabitants of the city of Aššur who had been relocated there by force from Iran and serve to emphasize how the Assyrian heartland was an increasingly multicultural, cosmopolitan environment during its imperial phase.

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