Representing Assyrian interests in the vassal states. The small mountain realm of Kumme provides a case study for the activities of an Assyrian ambassador in an Assyrian vassal state - and the local reactions.

Royal marriage alliances and noble hostages. Assyrian foreign policy was not all about war. Diplomatic marriages with foreign dynasties and the exchange of noble hostages were designed to protect international treaties and guarantee peace.

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