• "I Am A Man": Masculinities in the Titulary of the Neo-Assyrian Kings in the Royal Inscriptions

    Author(s):
    Ellie Bennett (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Ancient Near East, Assyriologists, Gender Studies, Masculinities in Literature, Near Eastern Archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Assyriology, Masculinity, Titles of honor and nobility, Assyrians
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    masculinities, titulary, Neo-Assyria, Neo-Assyrian Royal Inscriptions, Sargonids, Mesopotamian culture, assyria
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/znfm-hj58
    Abstract:
    The study of masculinities is a growing field within Assyriology, and has so far largely focussed on general trends across Mesopotamian history, or more specifically the Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib. Thus far there has not been a discussion regarding how the masculinities of the NeoAssyrian king were constructed by the monarch in his titulary. This paper will be an introductory investigation into the broad trends of masculinities within the titulary of both the Assyrian and foreign kings within the royal inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian period. It will be made clear that much of this discussion needs further research and exploration, but several key themes of masculinities in the titulary of the Neo-Assyrian kings have been identified. From these preliminary results we can also determine some chronological trends (specifically in the reigns of Sargon II and Sennacherib, 721-681 BC) regarding the changes of hegemonic and subordinate masculinities.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Pending Review
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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