The Kingdom of the Hittites
By (author) Trevor R. Bryce
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Kingdom of the Hittites by Trevor R. Bryce
Book DescriptionIn the 14th century BC the Hittites became the supreme political and military power in the Near East. How did they achieve their supremacy? How successful were they in maintaining it? What brought about their collapse and disappearance? This comprehensive history of the Hittite kingdom seeks to answer these questions. It takes account of important recent advances in Hittite scholarship, including some major archaeological discoveries made in the last few years. It also features numerous translations from the original texts, so that on many issues the ancient Hittites are given the opportunity to speak to the modern reader for themselves. The revised edition contains a substantial amount of new material, as well as numerous other revisions to the first edition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199281329
(216mm x 139mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Trevor R. Bryce
Trojans and Their Neighbours, Paperback (November 2005)
Beginning with an account of Troy's involvement in "The Iliad" and the question of the historicity of the Trojan War, this title reveals how the Hittite texts illuminate this question, which has fascinated scholars and travellers since the Renaissance. It also documents the archaeological watershed discoveries from the Victorian era.
Kingdom of the Hittites, Hardback (October 2005)
In the 14th century BC, the Hittites became the supreme political and military power in the Near East. This book presents the history of the Hittite kingdom, featuring translations from the original texts. It takes account of important developments in Hittite scholarship, including some major archaeological discoveries.
Life and Society in the Hittite World, Paperback (September 2004)
The Hittites were an ancient people (of Indo-European connection) of Asia Minor and Syria, who flourished from 1600 to 1200 BC. Using archaeological discoveries, this book examines their society and civilization. It aims to convey a sense of what it was like to live amongst the people of the Hittite world, to share their crises, and more.
Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East, Hardback (October 2003)» View all books by Trevor R. Bryce
From the 17th to the twelfth centuries BCE, the five Great Kings of Egypt, Babylon, Hatti, Mitanni and Assyria frequently communicated by letter. Many of these letters survive to the present day. This text uses this letters to, offering insights into the people and politics of the ancient near Eastern kingdoms.
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Author Biography - Trevor R. Bryce
Trevor Bryce is Honorary Research Consultant, University of Queensland, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
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