Life and Society in the Hittite World
By (author) Trevor R. Bryce
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Life and Society in the Hittite World by Trevor R. Bryce
Book DescriptionIn dealing with a wide range of aspects of the life, activities, and customs of the Late Bronze Age Hittite world, this book complements the treatment of Hittite military and political history presented by the author in The Kingdom of the Hittites (OUP, 1998). It aims to convey to the reader a sense of what it was like to live amongst the people of the Hittite world, to participate in their celebrations, to share their crises, to meet them in the streets of the capital or in their homes, to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a healing ritual, to attend an audience with the Great King, and to follow his progress in festival processions to the holy places of the Hittite land. Through quotations from the original sources and through the word pictures to which these give rise, the book aims at recreating, as far as is possible, the daily lives and experiences of a people who for a time became the supreme political and military power in the ancient Near East.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199241705
(224mm x 145mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2002
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)
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, Australia
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