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The Aramaean States<sup>1</sup>

Trevor Bryce

in The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199218721
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739101 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218721.003.0009
The Aramaean States1

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The Iron Age Aramaean states played a very significant role in the history and civilization of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms. This chapter provides an overview of the history and various aspects of the civilization of the Aramaean peoples, with particular emphasis on their interactions with the Neo-Hittite and Neo-Assyrian kingdoms. The individual Aramaean states discussed in the chapter include Bit-Agusi, Bit-Adini, Sam’al, (Aram-)Damascus, and Soba. Their rulers and ruling dynasties, where known, are discussed in some detail, with summaries in Appendix II.

Keywords: Aramaeans; Bit-Agusi; Bit-Adini; Sam’al; Damascus; Soba

Chapter.  8113 words. 

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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