International Relations in the Ancient Near East, 1600-1100 B.C.

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Studies in Diplomacy

General Editor: G. R. Berridge, Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester

The series was launched in 1994. Its chief purpose is to encourage original
scholarship on the theory and practice of international diplomacy, including its
legal regulation. The interests of the series thus embrace such diplomatic
functions as signalling, negotiation and consular work, and methods such as
summitry and the multilateral conference. Whilst it has a sharp focus on
diplomacy at the expense of foreign policy, therefore, the series has no prejudice
as to historical period or approach. It also aims to include manuals on protocol
and other aspects of diplomatic practice which will be of immediate, day-to-day
relevance to professional diplomats. A final ambition is to reprint inaccessible
classic works on diplomacy.

Titles include:
G. R. Berridge, Maurice Keens-Soper and T. G. Otte
DIPLOMATIC THEORY FROM MACHIAVELLI TO KISSINGER
Herman J. Cohen
INTERVENING IN AFRICA
Superpower Peacemaking in a Troubled Continent
Andrew F. Cooper (editor)
NICHE DIPLOMACY
Middle Powers after the Cold War
David H. Dunn (editor)
DIPLOMACY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL
The Evolution of International Summitry
Brian Hocking (editor)
FOREIGN MINISTRIES
Change and Adaptation
Michael Hughes
DIPLOMACY BEFORE THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
Britain, Russia and the Old Diplomacy, 1894–1917
Donna Lee
MIDDLE POWERS AND COMMERCIAL DIPLOMACY
British Influence at the Kennedy Trade Round
Mario Liverani
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST, 1600–1100 BC
Jan Melissen (editor)
INNOVATION IN DIPLOMATIC PRACTICE
Peter Neville
APPEASING HITLER
The Diplomacy of Sir Nevile Henderson, 1937–39

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Territory and Borders 15
  • 1 - Inner vs. Outer Territory 17
  • 2 - Universal Control 23
  • 3 - The Boundaries of the World 29
  • 4 - Symbolic Attainment of the World Border 34
  • 5 - The Coexistence of Different States 38
  • 6 - Moving Borders 46
  • 7 - The Boundary as a Watershed for Taxation 52
  • 8 - The Boundary as a Watershed for Responsibilities 57
  • 9 - Runaways and Extradition 66
  • 10 - Messengers and ‘Ambassadors’ 71
  • Part II - War and Alliance 77
  • 11 - The One Against Many 79
  • 12 - War as Elimination of the Rebels 86
  • 13 - Conquest as a Cosmic Organization 91
  • 14 - Peace as Submission 97
  • 15 - Ordeal by War 101
  • 16 - The Rules of War 108
  • 17 - The Battle of Megiddo 116
  • 18 - Peace as Mutual Recognition 122
  • 19 - The Ideology of Protection 128
  • 20 - The Ideology of Brotherhood 135
  • Part III - Circulation of Goods 139
  • 21 - Priority and Continuity of the Redistributive Pattern 141
  • 22 - Intervention of the Reciprocal Pattern 146
  • 23 - Accumulation vs. Circulation 151
  • 24 - Self-Sufficiency vs. Interdependence 155
  • 25 - The Ideology of Life 160
  • 26 - Hatshepsut and Punt: Trade or Tribute? 166
  • 27 - Wen-Amun and Zakar-Ba'Al: Gift or Trade? 170
  • 28 - The Annals of Tuthmosis Iii: Tribute or Gift? 176
  • 29 - The Origins of Tribute 183
  • 30 - Equal vs. Unequal Marriages 189
  • 31 - Conclusions 196
  • Chronologies 203
  • Notes 205
  • Index 233
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