عنوان مقاله [English]
The 7th to 10th centuries BC coincided with the rule of Assyrian Empire in the Mesopotamia, and the earliest instances of political confrontation in northwest Iran. These areas were home to the Manna tribes, who had gradually joined to gather in the region and established a monarchy following recurrent attacks by both Assyrian and Urartu governments. The rise and fall of Mannaean is marked by ambiguities and obscurities due to lack of Mannaean written resources, and so the reconstruction of its political relations with the powerful state of Assyria is only possible through exploration of Assyrian Annual reports. This study aims to elucidate the political relations between Manna and Assyria, and their role in regional control. The data was sourced from Assyrian Annual reports concerning the Manna people, whose history of political life, from the beginning until their integration into the Median government, has been classified into four periods. Finally, the study examined the role of Mannaean-Assyrian political relations in the Mannaean culture and society.