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L'essor de l'Assyrie et la fragilité des normes politiques

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A. TUGENDHAFT, « L’essor de l’Assyrie et la fragilité des normes politiques », Res Antiquae 9, Brussels, 2012.
This essay explores the dynamic relationship between political events and poltical ideology through a study of Assyria’s place within the family of great powers at the end of the Bronze Age. Focus is placed on the Bronze Age convention of treating international relations in terms of kinship. By tracking Assyria’s rise to power in the 14th and 13th centuries B.C. it is possible to identify moments of crisis in the reigning ideology of royal brotherhood and hence gain a sharper appreciation of the fragile nature of Bronze Age political norms.

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