"Josette Elayi's Sennacherib, King of Assyria is the only extant biography of Sargon II's infamous son. This critical resource for students and scholars traces the reign of Sennacherib in context in order to illuminate more fully the life and contributions of the warlord, builder, innovator, and social reformer, who was unique among the Assyrian kings. Elayi offers both an evaluation of this royal figure and an assessment of the Assyrian Empire by interpreting the historical information surrounding the decisive events of his reign."--Provided by publisher.
Archaeology and biblical studies ;
Includes bibliographical references and index.