“No harvest was reaped”: demographic and climatic factors in the decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

@article{Schneider2014NoHW,
  title={“No harvest was reaped”: demographic and climatic factors in the decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire},
  author={Adam W. Schneider and S. Adalı},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2014},
  volume={127},
  pages={435-446}
}
  • Adam W. Schneider, S. Adalı
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • Climatic Change
  • 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. Traditional explanations for the decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in the 7th century BC have emphasized the role of military conflict, and especially the destruction of the Assyrian capital, Nineveh, by a coalition of Babylonian and Median forces in 612 BC. However, it remains unclear how the Assyrian state, the… CONTINUE READING
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