Rei das Quatro Regiões: Sargão de Akkad e o modelo imperial na Mesopotâmia

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It is common to attribute to the Dynasty of Akkad (ca. 2334-2154 BCE) the status of «first empire». In fact, although its widespread rule across the Ancient Near East reveals a continuity with earlier realities, it gave origin to a new tradition that structured Mesopotamian political culture and tradition in centuries to come. Akkad not only became a paradigm for universal rule, but its first king and founder, Sargon (ca. 2334-2279 BCE), was turned into a model of kingship frequently emulated in many political entities that emerged afterwards in Mesopotamia. This work will focus thus on the long-term cultural dimension of the figure of Sargon of Akkad. For that reason, and because of the millennial and intercultural traditions about the «empire» of Akkad, the proper historical context of Sargon’s reign will only serve as a secondary background
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationArqueologias de império
EditorsDelfim Leão, José Augusto Ramos, Nuno Simões Rodrigues
Place of PublicationCoimbra
PublisherImprensa da Universidade de Coimbra
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-989-26-1625-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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