Assur Is King! Assur Is King!: Religion in the Exercise of Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East) by Steven W. Holloway
English | Dec 1, 2001 | ISBN: 9004123288 | 559 Pages | PDF | 35 MB
Steven Holloway's work is the first monograph devoted to Neo-Assyrian religious imperialism. Neo-Assyrian religious imperialism was expressed by punitive measures such as "godnapping," the violent deportation of a vanquished foe's divine images, but also, and this is a far less-studied facet of this topic, by the geographical focus and extent of the material support the Assyrians lavished on favored polities, in effect a Marshall Plan aimed at winning over the elite citizenry pivotal to maintaining economic and political equilibrium.