Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East: The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age

Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East: The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age

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By (author) Trevor R. Bryce

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 236mm x 15mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 041525857X
  • ISBN 13: 9780415258579
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 1 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 1,553,645

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Offering 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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'a very useful chronology... Bryce gathers and condenses an enormous amount of primary literature that allows the reader almost unfettered access to the world of the Late Bronze Age.' - Classics Ireland