Representations of Political Power: Case Histories from by Marlies Heinz, Marian H. Feldman

By Marlies Heinz, Marian H. Feldman

Illustration of political strength turns out to were priceless continuously in all advanced city societies. To safe order—to build a undeniable social, ideological, non secular, financial, and cultural stability—seems to be one of many major intentions of illustration. whilst order breaks down or is threatened, political energy comes below danger and the unity of the neighborhood can be in jeopardy. In occasions of coming near near switch, quandary, or sickness, certain attempt is needed to reassure the group of the rulers skill to keep up balance. What these in strength did to persuade the affected groups in their features as rulers, that's, their representational ideas — in particular in instances of switch — is the topic of this e-book, explored via exam of case reports drawn from the traditional close to East. the quantity is split into 3 thematic elements: "Reestablishment of Order after significant Disruption," "Changing Order from Within," and "Perceptions of a brand new Order."

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Urta but not by a royal authority. urta’s seal can always be found on tablets from the beginning of the Emar archives onward. ” 23 In comparison with the evidence from Ekalte and Azû, 16. See Mayer (2001: 23–24) for the mayors attested in the documents from Ekalte and in the eponym-like datings. 17. urta, see Westenholz 1999. 18. ” 19. Note the restoration made by Skaist (1998a: 62 n. 45) based on the witness list of E 150. 20. Unfortunately, the texts do not inform us about the administrative function of the persons who serve as eponyms.

31. Adamthwaite 2001: 261–80; Vita 2002 (especially pp. 117–21: here, Vita argues that PilsuDagan is a contemporary of Tukulti-Ninurta I instead of Adad-nirari as proposed by Skaist 1998a: 64–67). The synchronism between Pilsu-Dagan and Adad-nirari I is based on an unpublished text from Tell Fray, that reports a Hanigalbatean attack on Emar. 32. As pointed out by Vita (2002: 116), the phrase “in the year of distress and/or war” is attested in both Syrian and Syrian-Hittite style tablets. 33. Archaeological remains seem to prove an elaborated defense system erected by the Hittites and supplemented by the fortress of Tell Faqºus according to the French excavators.

Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 88: 45–71. 1998b A Hurrian Term at Emar. Pp. 167–71 in General Studies and Excavations at Nuzi 10/2. Studies on the Civilization and Culture of Nuzi and the Hurrians 9. Bethesda, MD: CDL. 2001 Emar. Pp. 237–50 in Security for Debt in Ancient Near Eastern Law, ed. R. Westbrook and R. Jasmow. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 9. Leiden: Brill. 2005 The Order of the Rulers of Emar. Pp. 568–74 in “An Experienced Scribe Who Neglects Nothing”: Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of Jacob Klein, ed.

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