The Function of the Oath in the Ancient Near Eastern International Treaty

  title={The Function of the Oath in the Ancient Near Eastern International Treaty},
  author={Donald L. Magnetti},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  pages={815 - 829}
Few areas of the world have had such a profound effect upon history as that of the Near East. Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, the Hittite Empire, Phoenicia, Syria, ancient Israel and Judah, and the smaller kingdoms and states of the area interacted through three thousand years until Rome occupied almost the entire area. The Fertile Crescent is not a vast area, so the various civilizations and cultures were in frequent contact. 
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