Eckart has just published a new history of Assyria. What sources can we draw on? How reliable are they? He talks about Assyria’s remarkable royal women and how they were remembered. What did the Assyrians achieve and what is their legacy?
3:39 how have we heard of the Assyrians?
6:42 biblical and classical texts as sources
9:36 what do we need to know about Assyria?
12:44 Assyrian royal women
18:33 were the Assyrians really ‘cruel’?
23:44 empathy for the Assyrians
25:31 their greatest achievements?
28:03 Assyria’s legacy
32:33 Eckart’s approach to history writing
35:55 what’s new?
39:46 unsolved problems
Eckart’s university page: https://nelc.yale.edu/people/eckart-frahm
Eckart’s Academia: https://yale.academia.edu/EckartFrahm
His new book is available
Music by Ruba Hillawi