Historical Dictionary of the Hittites

Historical Dictionary of the Hittites


By (author) Charles Burney

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  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • Format: Hardback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 33mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0810849364
  • ISBN 13: 9780810849365
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,205,573

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This Dictionary covers a civilization largely forgotten until recently. This dictionary includes hundreds of entries on important persons, places, essential institutions, and the significant aspects of the society, economy, material culture, and warfare of this ancient people. A 16-page photospread, introductory essay, chronology, and bibliography complement the dictionary entries. For general readers and scholars alike who are interested in ancient history.

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Author information

Charles Burney is retired Senior Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Manchester, England. He has conducted extensive archaeological surveys in northern and eastern Turkey. He is the author of From Village to Empire: An Introduction to Near Eastern Archaeology and coauthor ofThe Peoples of the Hills.

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A solid resource for students scholars, and general readers...practical and easy-to-use. Wisconsin Bookwatch ...describes the kings, places, and culture of the Hittite kingdom that existed in Bronze Age Turkey from roughly 1680 to 1200 B.C. One of the great powers of the Middle East, the Hittites are nonetheless of somewhat mysterious origin. This dictionary summarizes what we do know about their civilization. Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie ...the latest of the Historical Dictionaries maintains the standards of the series...'Emerging from the ever-increasing body of data...is a kaleidoscope...on which unanimity is never likely to be achieved'. Antiquity ...thorough and fascinating...The subject matter and comprehensiveness of this volume suggest that it belongs in every college and university library, most public library systems, and many high school libraries, primarily because its accessibility enlarges our knowledge of the complexity of ancient history. American Reference Books Annual [Burney's] knowledge of Anatolian archaeology is impressive. He conveys his enthusiasm for the past and documents the religion, economy, wars, and politics of an extinct people...Recommended. Academics and research libraries. CHOICE

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Maps and Plans Chapter 4 Chronological Table Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 7 Appendix: Hittite Collections Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 About the Author