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Royal Correspondence of the Assyrian Empire (University of Michigan Studies Humanistic Series Volumes XVII-XX)

Waterman, Leroy

Published by University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1936
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Signed. Complete 4 volume set. 4to. Original green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Translations and transliterations of letters from the Assyrian royal archives. There are two volumes containing 1471 letters, a third volume of commentary and a final supplemental volume. These volumes provide a crucial primary source for understanding Near Eastern politics over the course of the 8th - 7th centuries BCE, a crucial period for the development of the Old Testament and Israelite monotheism. The Assyrian Empire played a major role in the history of Ancient Israel comparable to that of the Babylonians. It was the Assyrians who destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel, sending the Ten Lost Tribes into exile. Later, under Sennacherib, they nearly captured the city of Jerusalem. As an aggressive expansionist empire wielding both a powerful army and state bureaucracy, the Assyrians provided a model for the Babylonians and Persians who succeeded them in ruling over the Near East. Each volume signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Heads and tails of spines bumped. Covers scratched. Endpapers sunned. Overall in good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 35232

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Title: Royal Correspondence of the Assyrian Empire ...

Publisher: University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor

Publication Date: 1936

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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