Astronomy, divination, and politics in the Neo-Assyrian empire

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Celestial divination had an important role in the complex political and military machine of the Neo-Assyrian empire. Thousand of cuneiform documents dealing with celestial divination have come to light from the excavated archives of this period, as the Assurbanipal's library. Among them letters and reports enlight the relation of the king with his experts (ummânu), who performed divination and apotropaic rituals for his protection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages1847-1854
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781461461418, 9781461461401
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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  • Social Sciences(all)
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Verderame, L. (2015). Astronomy, divination, and politics in the Neo-Assyrian empire. In Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy (pp. 1847-1854). Springer New York. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6141-8_190

Astronomy, divination, and politics in the Neo-Assyrian empire. / Verderame, Lorenzo.

Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Springer New York, 2015. p. 1847-1854.

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Verderame, L 2015, Astronomy, divination, and politics in the Neo-Assyrian empire. in Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Springer New York, pp. 1847-1854. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6141-8_190
Verderame L. Astronomy, divination, and politics in the Neo-Assyrian empire. In Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Springer New York. 2015. p. 1847-1854. Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6141-8_190

Verderame, Lorenzo / Astronomy, divination, and politics in the Neo-Assyrian empire.

Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Springer New York, 2015. p. 1847-1854.

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