Loyal Servants of the King: A Political Anthropology of Subordination in Syria-Palestine (ca. 1600-600 BCE)

Authors
Pfoh, Emanuel Oreste
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Syria-Palestine was occupied and ruled by foreign powers during most of the Late Bronze and Iron Ages (ca. 1600-600 BCE) due mainly to the strategic role this region played in geopolitical and commercial terms. In this paper, an attempt to draft a general scheme for the working of local socio-political subordination to foreign masters (Egypt and Ḫatti during the Late Bronze Age; Assyria in the Iron Age II) is offered, comparing particularities and noting similarities between the different stages of foreign domination. The critical use of perspectives and models belonging to political anthropology?especially the concept of patronage or patron-client relationships?is seen as most appropriate to enhance the interpretation of diplomatic epistolography and asymmetrical treaties, exchanged and established respectively, documenting political alliance and subordination between polities of different status and power.
Fil: Pfoh, Emanuel Oreste. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Saavedra 15. Instituto Multidisciplinario de Historia y Ciencias Humanas; Argentina
Subject
SYRIA-PALESTINE
IMPERIALISM
SUBORDINATION
PATRONAGE
Otras Historia y Arqueología
Historia y Arqueología
HUMANIDADES
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/3271