Amarna Diplomacy: The Beginnings of International Relations (Paperback)
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Short Description for Amarna Diplomacy Published in 1992, William L. Moran's translation of "The Amarna Letters" raised as many questions as it answered. The editors of this text have brought together social scientists and historians to explore the world of Near Eastern statecraft as portrayed in the letters.
- Published: 23 October 2002
- Format: Paperback 330 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780801871030 ISBN 10: 0801871034
- Sales rank: 732,383
Full description for Amarna Diplomacy
Published in 1992, 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. Contributors are Pinhas Artzi, Kevin Avruch, Geoffrey Berridge, Betsy M. Bryan, Raymond Cohen, Steven R. David, Daniel Druckman, Serdar Guner, Alan James, Christer Jonsson, Mario Liverani, Samuel A. Meier, William J. Murnane, Nadav Na'aman, Rodolfo Ragionieri, Raymond Westbrook, and Carlo Zaccagnini.