John Boardman, I. E. S. Edwards, E. Sollberger, N. G. L.'s Cambridge Ancient History: The Assyrian and Babylonian PDF

By John Boardman, I. E. S. Edwards, E. Sollberger, N. G. L. Hammond

In this interval the dominant powers within the East have been Assyria after which Babylonia. every one verified an in depth empire that was once according to Mesopotamia, and every in flip fell principally via inner strife.

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Xi; cf. , pis. X X X H - X X X I I I . A 25, 7 1 ; A 204 11, pi. xi. Cf. A 7 5 9 , 203 n. 2 1 . Discussion: A 5 5 1 , 4 2 n. 203. 1 7 4 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 INITIAL ASSYRIAN I N V O L V E M E N T IN BABYLONIA 25 and t o o k the t h r o n e as N a b u - s h u m a - u k i n II. T h e n e w k i n g ruled for just o v e r a m o n t h before b e i n g displaced b y a Chaldaean, M u k i n - z e r i ( 7 3 1 729), chief o f the tribe o f B i t - A m u k a n i . In 732, the year o f the B a b y l o n i a n revolts, T i g l a t h - p i l e s e r w a s off c a m p a i g n i n g in Syria.

167. 5 A 5 2 2 ; A 534, 2 s 8 n . i ; A 583, 1 0 9 - 1 0 ; A 6 3 1 , 4 3 - 4 ; cf. A 7 8 4 . The exact date of the objects and inscriptions has yet to be determined. 1 1 8 Discussion: A ; ; 1, 28 n. 134. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 i8 21. BABYLONIA IN T H E S H A D O W OF A S S Y R I A c o m m o n a n t i - A s s y r i a n policy. T h e eastern tribal r e g i o n s o f B a b y l o n i a a b u t t e d o n the E l a m i t e border; and the n e a r b y large tribes o f G a m b u l u a n d B i t - Y a k i n traditionally h a d c l o s e ties w i t h the E l a m i t e m o n a r c h s and people.

T h e s e n e w d e v e l o p m e n t s and their ramifications h a v e yet t o b e s t u d i e d in detail. A n i m a l h u s b a n d r y , practised b y b o t h the o l d e r settled p o p u l a t i o n and the t r i b e s m e n , raised a variety o f beasts: sheep, g o a t s , b o v i n e s , d o n k e y s , m u l e s , a n d e v e n horses and camels. T r a n s p o r t animals w e r e m u c h in d e m a n d for the m o v e m e n t o f g o o d s and for military service; sheep's w o o l a n d g o a t - h a i r w e r e used in the manufacture o f textiles, a traditional B a b y l o n i a n high-quality export.

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