Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East
The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age
By (author) Trevor R. Bryce
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Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East by Trevor R. Bryce
Book DescriptionOffering fascinating insights into the people and politics of the ancient near Eastern kingdoms, Trevor Bryce uses the letters of the five Great Kings of Egypt, Babylon, Hatti, Mitanni and Assyria as the focus of a fresh look at this turbulent and volatile region in the late Bronze Age. Numerous extracts from the letters are constantly interwoven into the fabric of narrative and discussion, and this lively approach allows us to witness history through the eyes of the people who lived it, revealing the personalities and reactions of kings, queens, princes, princesses and royal officials more than 3500 years ago to the current events of the day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415258579
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2003
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, Paperback (October 2005)
In 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 history of the Hittite kingdom seeks to answer these questions.
Life and Society in the Hittite World, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Trevor R. Bryce
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.
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