First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

6 The Assyrians

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

Robert Chadwick [+-]
Bishop's University
Robert Chadwick is the co-director of the Wadi ath-Thamad Project and currently teaches in the Religion Department at Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

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This chapter looks at how the Assyrians, a small 'nation' of farmers and herders on the upper Tigris river, were able to exploit a power vacuum caused by disarray among the traditional powers of the region and become a major force. The chapter covers their rise and fall. Topics discussed: - Assyrian warfare - Assurnasirpal II - hunting wild animals - civil war and decline - administrative reforms under Tiglath-pileser III - problems in the south - the Sargonid Kings - Sennacherib and Babylon - Nineveh at the time of Sennacherib - the conquest of Egypt - Assurbanipal, zenith of power and the collapse of Assyria - the great revolt - Assyria on the defensive - the library of Assurbanipal

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Chadwick, Robert . 6 The Assyrians. First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 74-88 Jan 2005. ISBN 9781904768784. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18659. Date accessed: 30 Nov 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18659. Jan 2005

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