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Alterity in Ancient Assyrian Propaganda

Matthias Karlsson

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ISBN: 978-952-10-9497-2

143 pages
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2017
Distributed by Penn State University Press for Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project

State Archives of Assyria

Alterity in Ancient Assyrian Propaganda

Matthias Karlsson

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the image of ”enemy” in Assyrian state ideology, based on royal titles attested in Assyrian documents from Old Assyrian through Neo-Assyrian times, the narratives of Assyrian royal inscriptions, and Assyrian palace art. The main focus of the study is the creation of enemy images as a timeless and universal ruling technique embodied in postcolonial concepts such as "alterity" and "the Other." The data collected by the author make it possible to make interesting comparisons between the Old, Middle, and Neo-Assyrian periods and to isolate continuities and new trends in the development of Assyrian state propaganda over a period of more than 1400 years.

 

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This book is a comprehensive analysis of the image of ”enemy” in Assyrian state ideology, based on royal titles attested in Assyrian documents from Old Assyrian through Neo-Assyrian times, the narratives of Assyrian royal inscriptions, and Assyrian palace art. The main focus of the study is the creation of enemy images as a timeless and universal ruling technique embodied in postcolonial concepts such as "alterity" and "the Other." The data collected by the author make it possible to make interesting comparisons between the Old, Middle, and Neo-Assyrian periods and to isolate continuities and new trends in the development of Assyrian state propaganda over a period of more than 1400 years.

Acknowledgements

List of Illustrations

Abbreviations

IntroductionEnemies, Alterity, and Ancient Assyria

Aims, Material, and Method of the Study

An Outline of Assyrian State Ideology

Some Notes on Postcolonial Theory

Part I: The Evidence

Part II: Alterity in Assyrian Royal EpithetsOld Assyrian Sources

Middle Assyrian Sources

Early Neo-Assyrian Sources

Late Neo-Assyrian Sources

Part III: Conclusions

Bibliography

Illustrations

Indices

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