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    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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    Life and Society in the Hittite World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Trevor R. Bryce
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199275885
    ISBN 10: 0199275882

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000, HIS002000
    DC22: 909.097491998, 909.49199
    LC classification: DS66 \.B755 2004
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    LC classification: DS66 .B755 2004
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHC, NHG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE, 1FB
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 maps; 14 in-text figures
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    18 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Trevor Bryce is Honorary Research Consultant, University of Queensland, Australia.
    Review quote
    Combining lucidity with scholarly rigour and displaying an informed and thoughtful response to the topic, this well-written book will be of particular value to university students and ancient historians. It deserves also to find a place in the wider market. Times Higher Education Supplement Trevor Bryce is the most successful - and responsible - popularizer of Anatolian studies active today. An authority on the Luwians of the second millennium and Lycia of the first, he has already produced a highly readable history of the Hittites and has now presented us with a survey of Hittite culture. Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; Synopsis ; 1. King, Court, and Royal Officials ; 2. The People and the Law ; 3. The Scribe ; 4. The Farmer ; 5. The Merchant ; 6. The Warrior ; 7. Marriage ; 8. The Gods ; 9. The Curers of Diseases ; 10. Death, Burial, and the Afterlife ; 11. Festivals and Rituals ; 12. Myth ; 13. The Capital ; 14. Links across the Wine-Dark Sea