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Description - International Relations in the Ancient Near East by Mario Liverani

The ancient civilizations of the Near East - Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, the Hittites and Canaanites - constituted the first formalized international relations system in world history. Holy wars, peace treaties, border regulations, trade relations and the extradition of refugees were problems for contemporary ambassadors and diplomats as they are today. Mario Liverani reconstructs the procedures of international relations in the period c.1600-1100BC using historical semiotics, communication theory and economic and political anthropology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333761533
ISBN-10: 0333761537
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 241
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mario Liverani

MARIO LIVERANI is Professor of History and the Ancient Near East and Director of the Inter-University Research Centre for Saharan Archaeology at the University of Rome and of the Archaeological Mission in the Libyan Sahara. He is editor of Arid Zone Archaeology. He is the author of many books focusing on the Ancient Near East (in both English and Italian) and an active contributor to specialized journals.

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