Sovereignty and territoriality in the city–state: A case study from the Amuq Valley, Turkey

@article{Osborne2013SovereigntyAT,
  title={Sovereignty and territoriality in the city–state: A case study from the Amuq Valley, Turkey},
  author={James F. Osborne},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Archaeology},
  year={2013},
  volume={32},
  pages={774-790}
}
Abstract This article investigates the relationship of state authority and territory in the city–state, using the Iron Age Syro-Anatolian culture of the ancient Near East as a case-study. Although more sophisticated spatial modeling of political authority has appeared in the past decade, archaeologists are still prone to assume that territoriality in ancient city–states operated according to a “container model” principle in which, like the modern state, political power is evenly distributed… Expand

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