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On the Edge of Empire: Middle-Ground Interactions with Assyria

James F. Osborne

in The Syro-Anatolian City-States: An Iron Age Culture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199315833
eISBN:
9780197545799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199315833.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter borrows from middle-ground studies and related hybridity theory to argue that the Syro-Anatolian Culture Complex (SACC) was on an equal cultural footing with its much more politically ... More


Assyria: The Eighth–Seventh Centuries BC

David M. Lewis

in Greek Slave Systems in their Eastern Mediterranean Context, c.800-146 BC

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198769941
eISBN:
9780191822728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769941.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the archival texts of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and attempts to gauge the legal and economic position of slavery in Assyrian society. It shows that the Assyrians held a similar ... More


Sociological Approaches: ‘And if not now, when?’ 1 A Sociology of Reading Micah’s Notions of the Future in Micah 4:1

Daniel Smith-Christopher

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

All prophets, in some way, speak of events that are going to happen. Arguably the best known of all such statements about the future is the ‘swords into ploughshares’ passage in Micah 4:1–5. The ... More


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