See, for example, F.M. Fales, Assyrian Royal Inscriptions: New Horizons in Literary, Ideological, and Historical Analysis (Rome: Instituto per l’Oriente Centro per le Antichita e la Storia dell’Arte del Vicint Oriente, 1981). For information on the political function of Assyrian reliefs, see P. Gerardi, “The Arab Campaigns of Assurbanipal: Scribal Reconstructions of the Past,” State Archives of Assyria Bulletin VI:2 (1992), pp. 67–103.