The Kingdom of the Hittites

Paperback | November 7, 2005

byTrevor Bryce

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In 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 seeksto 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 theopportunity 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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In 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 seeksto answer these questions. It takes account o...

Trevor Bryce is Honorary Research Consultant, University of Queensland, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:November 7, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199281327

ISBN - 13:9780199281329

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Origins of the Hittites2. Anatolia in the Assyrian Colony Period3. Territories and Early Rivals of Hatti4. The Foundations of the Kingdom: The Reigns of Labarna and Hattusili I5. The Struggles for the Royal Succession: From Mursili I to Muwattalli I6. A New Era Begins: From Tudhaliya I/II to Tudhaliya III7. The Supremacy of Hatti: The Reign of Suppiluliuma I8. A Young King Proves his Worth: The Reign of Mursili II9. The Showdown with Egypt: The Reign of Muwattalli II10. The Ill-Fated Reign of the Second-Rank Son: The Reign of Urhi-Teshub11. Hatti and the World of International Diplomacy: The Reign of Hattusili III12. New Enterprises, New Threats: The Reign of Tudhaliya IV13. The Fall of the Kingdom and its Aftermath14. The Trojan War: Myth or Reality?A Final Comment

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`Bryce's volume represents an authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the political and military history of the Hittite kingdom ... it is currently peerless and now imperative reading for any serious inquiry on the Hittites by scholars of the ancient Near East.'David F. Graf, Religious Studies Review