The Reign of Adad-nīrārī III
Luis Robert Siddall, Shore School
In The Reign of Adad-nīrārī III, Luis Siddall examines the evidence and edits new inscriptions from the king’s reign to investigate the chronology, campaigns, imperial administration and royal ideology of the period. While historians have typically viewed this period as one of turmoil, imperial recession, political weakness and decentralisation, Siddall shows that Adad-nīrārī’s reign marked a period of imperial stability, chiefly through changes to the administration. However, while politically successful, the imperial policy affected the king’s ideological expression, particularly in terms of the description of the campaigns in Adad-nīrārī's inscriptions and his limited use of royal titles.