Babylonia in the shadow of Assyria (747–626 B.C.)

@inproceedings{Brinkman1991BabyloniaIT,
  title={Babylonia in the shadow of Assyria (747–626 B.C.)},
  author={John A. Brinkman and John Boardman},
  year={1991}
}
BACKGROUND AND GENERAL TRENDS Babylonia in the early centuries of the first millennium B.C. reached a nadir in its history. Political power was effectively fragmented between a weak central government, semi-independent cities, and vigorous tribes who controlled substantial portions of the hinterland. The older settled population had declined significantly in size as well as influence, although the cities continued as religious and intellectual centres. Long stretches of watercourses, the… 
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