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p. 956. Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empirelocked

  • Karen Radner

Abstract

‘Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire’ considers the key aspects of governance and ideology that contributed to the Assyrian Empire’s control over its holdings for three centuries. Warfare is prominently reviewed in sources such as the Assyrian palace art, royal inscriptions, and the Bible. The ideology of absolute kingship, the innovative long-distance relay postal service, and the empire-wide resettlement programme provided powerful tools for the empire’s cohesion, and provided the basis and templates for successor states including the Persian and Roman Empires. The royal library that the Assyrian kings assembled and maintained since the 14th century bc has contributed much to our knowledge of Assyria’s cultural history.

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