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    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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    Title
    The Kingdom of the Hittites
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Trevor R. Bryce
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 853 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199281329
    ISBN 10: 0199281327
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    DC22: 939/.2, 939.2
    LC classification: DS66 .B75 2005
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG
    Edition
    2, Annotated
    Edition statement
    2nd ed.
    Illustrations note
    8 halftones, 5 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    05 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Trevor Bryce is Honorary Research Consultant, University of Queensland, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
    Review quote
    ...the standard treatment in English of the history of the Hittites...clear enough to be read with interest and profit by anyone interested in Ancient History but also written with the care and respect for varying opinions that any specialist might demand...I would urge all to read it...as a fine example of work from a specialist who can write in a clear and interesting way. Noel Weeks Ancient History: Resources for Teachers substantial and compehensive ... This is a serious work of scholarship and fundamental to study of the Hittites; its updating can only be welcomed. Christopher Burnand and Katherine Clarke, Greece and Rome Throughout the bookin its revised form the whole narrative of these tumultuous centuries...is very well and fluently laid out and carefully documented, with the pros and cons discussed on a range of disputed issues...[I] commend this handsome volume most emphatically. K.A. Kitchen, Egyptian Archaeology
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. The Origins of the Hittites ; 2. Anatolia in the Assyrian Colony Period ; 3. Territories and Early Rivals of Hatti ; 4. The Foundations of the Kingdom: The Reigns of Labarna and Hattusili I ; 5. The Struggles for the Royal Succession: From Mursili I to Muwattalli I ; 6. A New Era Begins: From Tudhaliya I/II to Tudhaliya III ; 7. The Supremacy of Hatti: The Reign of Suppiluliuma I ; 8. A Young King Proves his Worth: The Reign of Mursili II ; 9. The Showdown with Egypt: The Reign of Muwattalli II ; 10. The Ill-Fated Reign of the Second-Rank Son: The Reign of Urhi-Teshub ; 11. Hatti and the World of International Diplomacy: The Reign of Hattusili III ; 12. New Enterprises, New Threats: The Reign of Tudhaliya IV ; 13. The Fall of the Kingdom and its Aftermath ; 14. The Trojan War: Myth or Reality? ; A Final Comment