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“No harvest was reaped”: demographic and climatic factors in the decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
In the 9th century BC, Assyrians based in northern Iraq started a relentless process of expansion that within two centuries would see them controlling most of the ancient Near East. TraditionalExpand
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Role of climate in the rise and fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Climate change played an important causal role in the expansion and collapse of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Northern Iraq was the political and economic center of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (c. 912 to 609Expand
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Eurasian Empires in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Contact and Exchange between the Graeco-Roman World, Inner Asia and China
A comparative and interdisciplinary study of ancient and medieval Eurasian empires using historical, philological and archaeological evidence.
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FURTHER EVIDENCE FOR A “LATE ASSYRIAN DRY PHASE” IN THE NEAR EAST DURING THE MID-TO-LATE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C.?
In a recent paper published in the journal Climatic Change, we put forward the hypothesis that drought and overpopulation played an important, if indirect, role in shaping the sudden decline of theExpand
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A rather troubled tale: an examination of Sołtysiak’s commentary concerning the roles of drought and overpopulation in the decline of the neo-Assyrian empire
Our Climatic Change article, B‘No harvest was reaped’: demographic and climatic factors in the decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire^ (Schneider and Adalı 2014), is now the subject of a commentary byExpand
Four 7th-Century BCE Neo-Assyrian Slave Sale Records from Marqasi (Kahramanmaraş) in the Erimtan Museum (Ankara) and Elsewhere
The city of Kahramanmaras, in southeastern Turkey (ancient Marqasi), was the capital of the Luwian kingdom of Gurgum, annexed by Sarru-ukīn (Sargon) II to the Assyrian empire in 711 BCE. Four tabletsExpand
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What of the Land with Bows? Archers of “Meshech” and the Allusion to Genesis in Isaiah 66:19
This paper seeks to interpret a unique gentilic in the Book of Isaiah. Placed with what in redactional methodology is referred to as Trito-Isaiah, Isaiah 66:19 lists several names of nations andExpand
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