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    Letters from the Hittite Kingdom (Society of Biblical Literature: Writings from the Ancient World) (Hardback) By (author) Jr. Harry A Hoffner, Edited by Gary M Beckman

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    Title
    Letters from the Hittite Kingdom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jr. Harry A Hoffner, Edited by Gary M Beckman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 450
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789004146839
    ISBN 10: 9004146830
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, FOR033000
    DC21: 939.3
    DC22: 939.3, 939/.3
    LC classification: DS66 .H645 2009
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables
    Publisher
    Brill
    Imprint name
    Brill
    Publication date
    30 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Leiden
    Author Information
    Harry A. Hoffner Jr. is the John A. Wilson Professor of Hittitology Emeritus at the University of Chicago. He is the founding editor of The Hittite Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, the author of over 20 books on the Hittites and the ancient Near East, and the co-author of the definitive grammar of the Hittite language.
    Back cover copy
    This is the first book-length collection in English of letters from the ancient kingdom of the Hittites. All known well-preserved examples, including the important corpus of letters from the provincial capital of Tapikka, are reproduced here in romanized transcription and English translation, accompanied by introductory essays, explanatory notes on the text and its translation, and a complete description of the rules of Hittite correspondence compared with that of other ancient Middle Eastern states. Letters containing correspondence between kings and their foreign peers, between kings and their officials in the provinces, and between these officials themselves reveal rich details of provincial administration, the relationships and duties of the officials, and tantalizing glimpses of their private lives. Matters discussed include oversight of agriculture, tax liabilities, litigation, inheritance rights, defense against hostile groups on the kingdom s periphery, and consulting the gods by means of oracular procedures.