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The politics of Ancient Mesopotamia : prelude to democracy?

Isakhan, Benjamin 2012, The politics of Ancient Mesopotamia : prelude to democracy?, in The Iraqi Institute for The Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage Annual Meeting, The Iraqi Institute for The Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage, [Erbil, Iraq].

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Title The politics of Ancient Mesopotamia : prelude to democracy?
Author(s) Isakhan, BenjaminORCID iD for Isakhan, Benjamin orcid.org/0000-0002-5153-7110
Conference name The Iraqi Institute for The Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage. Meeting (2012 : Erbil, Iraq)
Conference location Erbil, Iraq
Conference dates 2012
Title of proceedings The Iraqi Institute for The Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage Annual Meeting
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series The Iraqi Institute for The Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage Meeting
Publisher The Iraqi Institute for The Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage
Place of publication [Erbil, Iraq]
Keyword(s) democracy
history
politics
Summary Conventional wisdom asserts that the empires of ancient Mesopotamia were ruled by blood-thirsty tyrants with a penchant for megalomania and a lust for power.
However, archaeological work conducted during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries has begun to unearth a more sophisticated political landscape. Many of the empires of ancient Mesopotamia can in fact be seen to have practised forms of governance remarkably similar to the democratic systems employed by the Greeks many centuries later.
This lecture will examine the democratic tendencies of various Mesopotamian empires and trace their influence on later Grecian developments.
Language eng
Field of Research 160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category EN Other conference paper
HERDC collection year 2012
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050877

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Faculty of Arts and Education
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