Steven Holloway’s work is the first monograph devoted to Neo-Assyrian religious imperialism. Neo-Assyrian religious imperialism was expressed by punitive measures such as "godnapping", the violent deportation of a vanquished foe’s divine images, but also, and this is a far less-studied facet of this topic, by the geographical focus and extent of the material support the Assyrians lavished on favored polities, in effect a Marshall Plan aimed at winning over the elite citizenry pivotal to maintaining economic and political equilibrium.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Series , #10|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.71(d)|
About the Author
Steven W. Holloway, Ph.D. (1992) in Old Testament, The University of Chicago, teaches on an adjunct basis in the Chicago area and works full-time for the American Theological Library Association. He has published and lectured extensively on the Bible, Assyriology, and their common ground.