Jursa, Michael: The state and its subjects under the Neo-Babylonian empire (Version 01)
To be published in J. G. Dercksen et al. (eds.), "Private and State. Proceedings of the 58e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (Leiden 16-20 July 2012)" (Leiden), in press.
Abstract: This paper investigates the forms of state ‘domination’ – ‘Herrschaft’ in a Weberian sense – which are in evidence in Babylonia in the late seventh and the sixth century, under the Neo-Babylonian empire. To the extent that the Neo-Babylonian state can be seen as representative of the other Near Eastern empires of the Iron Age, what is said here has a wider application, other points that are made are valid for the Neo-Babylonian period only.