Much ado about Marduk: questioning discourses of royalty in first millennium Mesopotamian literature

The king in ancient Mesopotamia is often viewed as a figure above reproach. This volume problematizes this assumption through a critical investigation of several Akkadian texts that challenge royal policy. In most cases, the questions raised by these texts pertain to the king's relationship to...

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Published in:Studies in ancient Near Eastern records
Main Author: Finn, Jennifer
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Boston Berlin De Gruyter [2017]
In: Studies in ancient Near Eastern records (volume 16)
Year: 2017, Volume: 16
Series/Journal:Studies in ancient Near Eastern records volume 16
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Marduk / Mesopotamien / Re
Further subjects:B Marduk (Babylonian deity)
B Assyria Sources History
B Tesi universitaria
B Assyro-Babylonian literature
B Iraq History Kings and rulers To 634
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Summary:The king in ancient Mesopotamia is often viewed as a figure above reproach. This volume problematizes this assumption through a critical investigation of several Akkadian texts that challenge royal policy. In most cases, the questions raised by these texts pertain to the king's relationship to the Babylonian god Marduk, an issue that becomes increasingly relevant during the Neo-Assyrian period
ISBN:1501513850