Communicating Power in the Bīt-Ḫilāni Palace

  title={Communicating Power in the Bīt-Ḫilāni Palace},
  author={James F. Osborne},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={29 - 66}
  • James F. Osborne
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • History
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Little is known about how the Syro-Anatolian kingdoms of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern Iron Age (ca. 1200–720 b.c.e.) operated politically. This paper examines the nature and extent of royal political authority in one such kingdom, the city-state known as Patina, and its capital city of Kunulua. Political power in Patina is studied through space syntax analysis of Kunulua's bīt-ḫilāni palace, and through interpretation of the iconography that was used to portray palace furniture… 


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