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date: 15 April 2021

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This articleexamines major changes in the Aramean states from the Iron Age II to III. This period witnessed a significant change in the geography of thepolitical borders of the area and introduced different mechanisms for intercultural interaction. Overseas and trans-desertic circulation of goods and tradesmen, and the deportation and forced relocation of populations began, which increased multiculturality and symbiotic processes, and prompted the development of manifold national identities and ethnic forces.

Keywords: Aramean states, Iron Age, political borders, intercultural interaction, tradesmen, forced relocation, multiculturality, national identities, ethnic forces

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