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Authors: Parker, Bradley J.
Title: Geographies of Power: Territoriality and Empire during the Mesopotamian Iron Age
Date: 2013
Source: Territoriality in Archaeology
Publisher: American Anthropological Association
Abstract: This chapter synthesizes archaeological, textual, and ethnohistorical data from or pertaining to the Mesopotamian Iron Age to reconceptualize the nature of the territoriality of the Neo‐Assyrian Empire. Instead of seeing the Neo‐Assyrian Empire as a monolithic political unit, I show that it was an expansionist state that applied varying degrees of power over conquered landscapes. In describing what I call the “geographies” of Assyrian power, I utilize a modified version of D'Altroy's territorial‐hegemonic continuum to model the broader implications of these geographies for a more nuanced understanding of the spatiality of empire. [archaeology, Assyrian Empire, imperialism, territory, hegemonic power]
Date Created: 8/20/2019
Editors: Osborne, James F.
Valkenburgh, Parker Van
Number: 22
Page Start: 126
Page End: 144
Series Editor: Costin, Cathy Lynne
Series Title: Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association