AMARNA DIPLOMACY THE BEGINNINGS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PDF

R Cohen. The find, mostly letters from foreign kings to the Egyptian court, was part of the palace archive of the mysterious, sun-worshipping Pharaoh Akhenaten. The documents tell an unsuspected tale of intensive diplomatic contacts among the great powers of the time - Egypt, Mittani, Babylonia, Hatti, Assyria, and numerous other independent and vassal states - shedding light on the very origins of international relations. They also reveal treachery and intrigue among the petty kings of Canaan and provide insight into the foundations of biblical Israel. Moran's definitive English translation, The Amarna Letters, published by Johns Hopkins in , the texts seem to raise as many questions as they answer. How did Pharaoh run his empire?

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Published in , William L. Moran's definitive English translation, The Amarna Letters, raised as many questions as it answered. How did Pharaoh run his empire? Why did the god-king consent to deal with his fellow, mortal monarchs as equals? Indeed, why did kings engage in diplomacy at all? How did the great powers maintain international peace and order? In Amarna Diplomacy , Raymond Cohen and Raymond Westbrook have brought together a team of specialists, both social scientists and ancient historians, to explore the world of ancient Near Eastern statecraft portrayed in the letters.

Subjects discussed include Egyptian imperial and foreign policy, international law and trade, geopolitics and decision making, intelligence, and diplomacy. This book will be of interest to scholars not only of the ancient Near East and the Bible but also of international relations and diplomatic studies. Bryan, Raymond Cohen, Steven R. Meier, William J. Subscribe Now.

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Amarna Diplomacy: The Beginnings of International Relations

Published in , William L. Moran's definitive English translation, The Amarna Letters, raised as many questions as it answered. How did Pharaoh run his empire? Why did the god-king consent to deal with his fellow, mortal monarchs as equals? Indeed, why did kings engage in diplomacy at all? How did the great powers maintain international peace and order? In Amarna Diplomacy , Raymond Cohen and Raymond Westbrook have brought together a team of specialists, both social scientists and ancient historians, to explore the world of ancient Near Eastern statecraft portrayed in the letters.

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