H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in black & white
Published Jul 2016
This book brings together the main discussions that took place at an international conference on the iconology of war in the ancient Near East, a subject never addressed at an international meeting before.
Introduction: the War and its Representations; Some Observations on the War Scenes on the Seals from Mari City II; Elements Of War Iconography At Mari; Visualizing War in the Old Babylonian Period: Drama and Canon; Middle Assyrian Drama in depicting war: a Step towards Neo-Assyrian Art; “Losing One’s Head”. Some Hints on Procedures and Meanings of Decapitation in the Ancient Near East; Where is the public? A new look at the brutality scenes in Neo-Assyrian royal inscriptions and art; Images of War in the Assyrian Period: What They Show and What They Hide