Diplomatic Practices in the Foreign Policies of Amarna era
Diplomatic Practices in the Foreign Policies of Amarna era in Ancıent Near East
The Amarna Period was an era of Egyptian history during the latter half of the Eighteenth Dynasty when the royal residence of the pharaoh and his queen was shifted to Akhetaten ('Horizon of the Aten') in what is now Amarna.
It was marked by the reign of Amenhotep IV, who changed his name to Akhenaten (1353–1336 BC) in order to reflect the dramatic change of Egypt's polytheistic religion into one where the sun disc Aten was worshipped over all other gods.
Aten was not solely worshipped (the religion was not monotheistic), but the other gods were worshipped to a significantly lesser degree.
The Egyptian pantheon of the equality of all gods and goddesses was restored under Akhenaten's successor, Tutankhamun.
This book examines Foreign policies of this famous civilization as well as the Diplomatic practices conducted during Amarna Era in ancient Neareast.The Amarna Letters feature correspondence among the rulers of several empires, dubbed by modern historians The Club of Great Powers such as Babylon, Assyria, Mitanni and Hatti, viz.
the major powers in Mesopotamia, the Levant and Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age.
Professor Dr Kemal Yıldırım is a Researcher in comparative politics and Orientalist studies .
He works on Foreign policies and Diplomatic practices of early civilizations in Ancient Near East and has has also many articles on Islam and the West and Specters of Orientalism in Middle east countries, and Postcolonial Studies.