Amarna Diplomacy: The Beginnings of International Relations by Raymond CohenAmarna Diplomacy: The Beginnings of International Relations by Raymond Cohen

Amarna Diplomacy: The Beginnings of International Relations

EditorRaymond Cohen, Raymond Westbrook

Paperback | September 18, 2002

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Published in 1992, William L. Moran's definitive English translation, The Amarna Letters, raised as many questions as it answered. How did Pharaoh run his empire? Why did the god-king consent to deal with his fellow, mortal monarchs as equals? Indeed, why did kings engage in diplomacy at all? How did the great powers maintain international peace and order?

In Amarna Diplomacy, Raymond Cohen and Raymond Westbrook have brought together a team of specialists, both social scientists and ancient historians, to explore the world of ancient Near Eastern statecraft portrayed in the letters. Subjects discussed include Egyptian imperial and foreign policy, international law and trade, geopolitics and decision making, intelligence, and diplomacy. This book will be of interest to scholars not only of the ancient Near East and the Bible but also of international relations and diplomatic studies.

Contributors are Pinhas Artzi, Kevin Avruch, Geoffrey Berridge, Betsy M. Bryan, Raymond Cohen, Steven R. David, Daniel Druckman, Serdar Güner, Alan James, Christer Jönsson, Mario Liverani, Samuel A. Meier, William J. Murnane, Nadav Na'aman, Rodolfo Ragionieri, Raymond Westbrook, and Carlo Zaccagnini.

Raymond Cohen is a professor of international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Raymond Westbrook is a professor of ancient Near Eastern languages and literature at the Johns Hopkins University.
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Title:Amarna Diplomacy: The Beginnings of International RelationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:September 18, 2002Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0801871034

ISBN - 13:9780801871030

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Table of Contents


Contents:

Preface

List of Abbreviations

Table of Events1. Intruction: The Amarna System

RAYMOND COHEN AND RAYMOND WESTBROOKI. The International System2. The Great Power's Club

MARIO LIVERANI

3. International Law in the Amarna Age

RAYMOND WESTBROOK

4. The Amarna Age: An International Society in the Making

RODOLFO RAGIONIERI

5. Realism, Contructivism, and the Amarna Letters

STEVEN R. DAVIDII. Foreign Policy6. The Egyptian Perspective on Mittani

BETSY M. BRYAN

7. Intelligence in the Amarna Letters

RAYMOND COHENIII. Imperial Policy8. Imperial Egypt and the Limits of Power

WILLIAM J. MURANE

9. Egypt and Her Vassals: The Geopolitical Dimension

ALAN JAMES

10. The Egyptian-Canaanite Correspondence

NADAV NA'AMANIV. International Transactions11. The Interdependence of the Great Powers

CARLO ZACCAGNINI

12. Reciprocity, Equality, and Status-Anxiety in the Amarna Letters

KEVIN AVRUCH

13. Diplomacy and International Marriages

SAMUEL A. MEIER

14. A Social-Psychological Analysis of Amarna Diplomacy

DANIEL DRUCKMAN AND SERDAR GÜNERV. Diplomacy15. Diplomatic Signaling in the Amarna Letters

CHRSITER JÖNSSON

16. The Diplomatic Service in Action: The Mittani File

PINHAS ARTZI

17. Amarna Diplomacy: A Full-fledged Diplomatic System?

GEOFFREY BERRIDGE

18. Conclusion: The Beginnings of International Relations

RAYMOND COHEN AND RAYMOND WESTBROOKNotes

Bibliography

Contributors

Index of Terms and Proper Names

Index of Sources

General Index

Editorial Reviews

This is an important volume for any scholar of the ancient Near East.