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Contents Preface vii Abbreviations viii List of Contributors ix Introduction: Representationâ¿¿Traditionâ¿¿Religion 1 Marlies Heinz and Marian H. Feldman Part 1 Reestablishment of Order after Major Disruption Emar and the Transition from Hurrian to Hittite Power 21 Regine Pruzsinszky Frescoes, Exotica, and the Reinvention of the Northern Levantine Kingdoms during the Second Millennium b.c.e. 39 Marian H. Feldman Sargon of Akkad: Rebel and Usurper in Kish 67 Marlies Heinz Part 2 Changing Order from Within The Royal Cemetery of Ur: Ritual, Tradition, and the Creation of Subjects 89 Susan Pollock The Divine Image of the King: Religious Representation of Political Power in the Hittite Empire 111 Dominik Bonatz Nabonidus the Mad King: A Reconsideration of His Steles from Harran and Babylon 137 Paul-Alain Beaulieu Part 3 Perceptions of a New Order Cyrus the Great of Persia: Images and Realities 169 Amelie Kuhrt The Migration and Sedentarization of the Amorites from the Point of View of the Settled Babylonian Population 193 Brit Jahn
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Middle East -- History -- To 622.
Middle East -- Politics and government.
Middle East -- Social conditions.