Amarna diplomacy : the beginnings of international relations / edited by Raymond Cohen and Raymond Westbrook

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Subjects: Tell el-Amarna tablets
Diplomacy--History--To 1500
Middle East--Foreign relations
Egypt--Foreign relations
Middle East--History--To 622
Egypt--History--Eighteenth dynasty, ca. 1570-1320 B.C
Tell el-Amarna tablets
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: xvi, 307 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
List of Abbreviations
Table of Events
1. Introduction: The Amarna System / Raymond Cohen, Raymond Westbrook 1
I. The International System
2. The Great Powers' Club / Mario Liverani 15
3. International Law in the Amarna Age / Raymond Westbrook 28
4. The Amarna Age: An International Society in the Making / Rodolfo Ragionieri 42
5. Realism, Constructivism, and the Amarna Letters / Steven R. David 54
II. Foreign Policy
6. The Egyptian Perspective on Mittani / Betsy M. Bryan 71
7. Intelligence in the Amarna Letters / Raymond Cohen 85
III. Imperial Policy
8. Imperial Egypt and the Limits of Power / William J. Murnane 101
9. Egypt and Her Vassals: The Geopolitical Dimension / Alan James 112
10. The Egyptian-Canaanite Correspondence / Nadav Na'aman 125
IV. International Transactions
11. The Interdependence of the Great Powers / Carlo Zaccagnini 141
12. Reciprocity, Equality, and Status-Anxiety in the Amarna Letters / Kevin Avruch 154
13. Diplomacy and International Marriages / Samuel A. Meier 165
14. A Social-Psychological Analysis of Amarna Diplomacy / Daniel Druckman, Serdar Guner 174
V. Diplomacy
15. Diplomatic Signaling in the Amarna Letters / Christer Jonsson 191
16. The Diplomatic Service in Action: The Mittani File / Pinhas Artzi 205
17. Amarna Diplomacy: A Full-fledged Diplomatic System? / Geoffrey Berridge 212
18. Conclusion: The Beginnings of International Relations / Raymond Cohen, Raymond Westbrook 225
Notes 237
Bibliography 269
Contributors 287
Index of Terms and Proper Names 291
Index of Sources 293
General Index 299
Additional Authors: Cohen, Raymond, 1947-
Westbrook, Raymond
Notes: LCCN: 99030915
ISBN: 0801861993 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-285) and indexes
Contents: Introduction: the Amarna system / Raymond Cohen and Raymond Westbrook -- The great powers' club / Mario Liverani -- International law in the Amarna age / Raymond Westbrook -- The Amarna age: an international society in the making / Rodolfo Ragionieri -- Realism, constructivism, and the Amarna letters / Steven R. David -- The Egyptian perspective on Mittani / Betsy M. Bryan -- Intelligence in the Amarna letters / Raymond Cohen -- Imperial Egypt and the limits of power / William J. Murnane -- Egypt and her vassals: the geopolitical dimension / Alan James -- The Egyptian Canaanite correspondence / Nadav NaʻAman -- The interdependence of the great powers / Carlo Zaccagnini -- Reciprocity, equality, and status: anxiety in the Amarna letters / Kevin Avruch -- Diplomacy and international marriages / Samuel A. Meier -- A social psychological analysis of Amarna diplomacy / Daniel Druckman and Serdar Güner -- Diplomatic signaling in the Amarna letters / Christer Jönsson -- The diplomatic service in action: the Mittani file / Pinhas Artzi -- Amarna diplomacy: a full-fledged diplomatic system? / Geoffrey Berridge -- Conclusion: the beginnings of internal relations / Raymond Cohen and Raymond Westbrook
OCLC Number: 42289942
ISBN/ISSN: 0801861993