Research Group B-II-1 explores various factors relating to the implementation and organization of political spaces. The research focuses on places in the Near East (Upper Mesopotamia) and, by way of comparison and contrast, on locations in the Roman province of Judaea. The category of space is examined here from two points of view: first, research is conducted into the ways in which political power and control manifest themselves spatially (contiguous, disparate and isolated, or reticulate) and second, how the physical constitution of the land being ruled influences the structure and mechanisms of political power.
- Die kulturelle und ethnische Identität von Griechen in Mesopotamien und seinen Nachbarregionen
- The Grand Strategy of Emperor Hadrian
- Empires Memory. Space, Governance and (the Art of) Bureaucracy in the Middle-Assyrian Empire
- Judaea and Syria in the Time of Hadrian and the Antonines: Perception and Organization of Governed Space from the Perspective of Rulers and their Subjects
- Satukku-Project. Old Babylonian Satukku Texts from Nippur
- The Mittani – Middle Assyrian Transition in the Upper Mesopotamian Piedmont