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I. Ancient Orient and Egypt

Forcible deportations of combatants and civilians during wars were common practice (though on varying scales) in many periods of the history of the Ancient Orient and Egypt. Deportations had a dual purpose: they made possible the creation of an unfree and, therefore, easily exploited labour force, and they were a convenient means of lastingly weakening the military and economic potential of defeated tribes, cities and states.

In Mesopotamia deportations app…

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Frahm, Eckart (Heidelberg) and Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), “Deportation”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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