Beating Swords into Plowshares: The Role of Agricultural Colonization in Imperial Histories
Author(s): Melissa Rosenzweig
This is an abstract from the "From Households to Empires: Papers Presented in Honor of Bradley J. Parker" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
In his 2001 monograph, The Mechanics of Empire, Bradley Parker methodically utilized archaeological survey data and historical texts to track the Neo-Assyrian empire’s growth through the agrarian settlement of deportees in newly conquered territories. Parker’s emphasis on agricultural colonization marked an important contribution to understanding the political ecology of empires, past and present. This paper will review Parker’s work on agricultural colonization, its impact on ongoing research into the Neo-Assyrian empire, and its resonant value for imperial case studies across time and space.
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Beating Swords into Plowshares: The Role of Agricultural Colonization in Imperial Histories. Melissa Rosenzweig. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451602)
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