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Title: Military and Militia in the Urartian State
Author(s): KONAKÇI, Erım , BAŞTÜRK, Bılge
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 8    Date: 2009   
Pages: 169-201
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.8.0.2045842

Abstract :
Just like other states in the 9th century BC, the most crucial institution for the Urartians was the existence of a vigorous army. Despite a lack of data directly relating to the Urartian army, one may easily see the overriding role of arms and armed men in Urartian culture. It is not only the repertory of weapons in the Urartian assemblage; an unarmed figure is hard to find in Urartian art. This paper aims to shed a modest light on the worldly and unworldly role of these armed men, with the help of the written and material evidence.

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