War, trade and diplomacy. International relations between Babylonia and Elam in the second millennium (2000-1200)

Start - End 
2022 - 2022 (ongoing)
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My research into the relations between Elam and Babylonia is focusing on drawing a picture of the interaction that took place between both states in the second millennium bce. Three domains in which relations were established-war, trade and diplomacy- serve as guidelines through the history, Elam being my point of departure. Besides creating a historical insight in the role Elam played in the field of international relations, I strive to fill some of the gaps by using modern day theories and models.