Propaganda and symbolism

Representations of the Elamites at the time of Ashurbanipal 1

Authored by: Shahrokh Razmjou

The Elamite World

Print publication date:  January  2018
Online publication date:  January  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138999893
eBook ISBN: 9781315658032
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315658032-18

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Abstract

The period between the years 653 and 609 BC marks the end of an old era and the beginning of a new one in the history of the ancient Middle East. As a result of the events that took place over fewer than 45 years, both the Elamite and Assyrian civilizations were brought into decline. After a disastrous defeat by the Assyrians, Elam managed to survive and rise again from the ashes and continued to endure into the Persian period, while the collapse of the mighty Assyrian empire was definitive.

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