Ecology and Empire

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Author  Paul E Zimansky
Publisher  The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Publication Date   January 1, 1985
ISBN  0918986419
Pages  141

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Zimansky investigates the reasons for the surprising emergence of a centralised state in the inhospitable, highland areas on the Eastern border of Turkey in the 9th century BC. Using both archaeological and textual sources, the author discusses Urartian history in detail and shows how the presence of the massive Assyrian empire was a major structuring force.

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