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Morello, Nathan (2016): Building the Frontier: Frontier Fortifications in the Assyrian Empire. In: Frederiksen, Rune; Müth, Silke; Schneider, Peter I. and Schnelle, Mike (eds.) : Focus on Fortifications. New Research on Fortifications in the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East. Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens, Vol. 18. Oxford & Philadelphia: Oxbow Books. pp. 43-52 [PDF, 283kB]


The purpose of this study is to give a general pictures of the different roles tat the act of building fortified settlements had in the creation and maintenance of frontier areas in Assyria. Different kinds of frontier were, it will be argued, affected by different policies on behalf of the Assyrian central administration, and different typologies of fortified settlements can be used to analyse different kinds of frontier policies.

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