The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces by David KertaiThe Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces by David Kertai

The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces

byDavid Kertai

Hardcover | April 16, 2015

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The Late Assyrian Empire (c. 900 - 612 BCE) was the first state to rule over the major centres of the Middle East, and the Late Assyrian court inhabited some of the most monumental palaces of its time. The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces is the first volume to provide an in-depthanalysis of Late Assyrian palatial architecture, offering a general introduction to all key royal palaces in the major centres of the empire: Assur, Kalhu, Dur-Sharruken, and Nineveh. Where previous research has often focused on the duality between public and private realms, this volume redefines the cultural principles governing these palaces and proposes a new historical framework, analysing the spatial organization of the palace community which placed the king front andcentre. It brings together the architecture of such palaces as currently understood within the broader framework of textual and art-historical sources, and argues that architectural changes were guided by a need to accommodate ever larger groups as the empire grew in size.
David Kertai is a research associate at University College London.
Title:The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal PalacesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1 inPublished:April 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198723180

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of Plates and FiguresPlans by AuthorAbbreviations1. Introduction2. Ashurnasirpal II (883-859)3. Shalmaneser III (858-824)4. Adad-nerari III (810-783), Tiglath-pileser III (744-727) and the Interceding Decades5. Sargon II (722-705)6. Sennacherib (704-681)7. Esarhaddon (681-669)8. Ashurbanipal (668-631)9. Palatial Spaces10. Palatial Suites11. 250 Years of Late Assyrian PalacesAppendixBibliography