The “Land of Amurru” and the “Lands of Amurru” in the Šaušgamuwa Treaty

  title={The “Land of Amurru” and the “Lands of Amurru” in the {\vS}au{\vs}gamuwa Treaty},
  author={Itamar Singer},
  pages={69 - 74}
The original meaning and the changes in the content of the term Amurru in the course of the second millennium B.C. have been one of the most intensively discussed and debated subjects of Near Eastern history. The name appears from the late third millennium on, both in phonetic spelling and in the logographic writing MAR.TU. It is now generally agreed that in the early part of the second millennium the term refers loosely to the Syrian regions situated west of Mesopotamia proper and to the… 

The Amorites and the Bronze Age Near East

In this book, Aaron A. Burke explores the evolution of Amorite identity in the Near East from ca. 2500–1500 BC. He sets the emergence of a collective identity for the Amorites, one of the most famous

‘The king, my lord, wrote me in a tablet: “…” ’ (EA 149:54 – 55): direct citation and communication in the syro-canaanite el-amarna letters

  • Idan Breier
  • Linguistics
    Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
  • 2018
This paper examines the use of direct citation in the correspondence between the Egyptian Pharaoh and his officials and his Syro-Canaan vassals in the El-Amarna archive. A frequent phenomenon in the

Aziru, Servant of Three Masters?

Abstract Since its publication, the recently expanded Hittite text KUB 19.15+ has drawn scholarly attention mainly because of its mention of an individual named Arma’a, whose tentative identification

Víctimas olvidadas. Observaciones sobre el comportamiento de los hititas con sus prisioneros en la frontera centro-septentrional de su Imperio

During the second half of the II millennium B.C., the military expansion developed by the Hittites involved the taking of captives, both warriors and civil population. Documents from Hittite archives

Tracer des limites, les franchir : essai sur la notion de frontière, en Syrie, à la fin du deuxième millénaire avant Jésus-Christ.

Si, comme nous le suggerons, le mot « frontiere » designe un lieu de contact et d’echanges entre deux espaces plutot qu’une ligne de separation bien tracee, de nombreuses frontieres existent,

Communities at the Margins

  • A. Burke
  • History
    The Amorites and the Bronze Age Near East
  • 2020

Mercenaries and Merchants

  • A. Burke
  • History
    The Amorites and the Bronze Age Near East
  • 2020

Competition and Emulation

  • A. Burke
  • Economics
    The Amorites and the Bronze Age Near East
  • 2020



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Starcky Jean. La fleche de Zakarba'al roi d'Amurru. In: Archeologie au Levant. Recueil a la memoire de R. Saidah. Lyon : Maison de l'Orient et de la Mediterranee Jean Pouilloux, 1982. pp. 179-186.

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Les lettres d'Amarna confirment l'appartenance de l'Amurru, a cette epoque, a la societe internationale mitanienne. Elles nous montrent aussi les tentatives de changements d'alliance de l'Amurru, qui

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Wer ist Pipḥururiaš ?

Neue Fragmente zur akkadischen Fassung des Aziru-Vertrages