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Breach of Treaties in the Ancient Near East

Sulyok, Gábor (2018) Breach of Treaties in the Ancient Near East. JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 20 (1). pp. 1-26. ISSN 1388-199X

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Abstract

The history of the breach of treaties can be traced back to the ancient Near East. The relative abundance and diversity of contemporary sources attest that the breaking of treaty obligations must have been a rather persistent problem, and that such occurrences were regarded as events of utmost importance throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages. The study strives to demonstrate how peoples of old may have perceived and reacted to the breach of treaties on the basis of carefully selected writings—the Legend of Etana, the Indictment of Madduwatta, the Indictment of Mita, the plague prayers of Mursili and the Old Testament—that provide, beyond the exposition of actual or alleged facts, a deeper insight into the psychological and procedural aspects of the subject.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science / politológia > JX International law / nemzetközi jog
Depositing User: Veronika Tamás
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 07:06
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 07:06
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/90783

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