The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History by Trevor Bryce

The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History

byTrevor Bryce

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In the early 12th century, the Late Bronze Age Hittite empire collapsed during a series of upheavals which swept the Greek and Near Eastern worlds. In the subsequent Iron Age, numerous cities and states emerged in south-eastern Anatolia and northern Syria, which are generally known today asthe "Neo-Hittite kingdoms". Bryce's volume gives an account of the military and political history of these kingdoms, moving beyond the Neo-Hittites themselves to the broader Near Eastern world and the states which dominated it during the Iron Age.Divided into three sections, The World of Neo-Hittite Kingdoms looks at the last decades of the empire and the features of these kingdoms and their subsequent treatment under their Anatolian successors. Through a closer look at the individual Neo-Hittite kingdoms and their rulers and a comparisonwith the contemporary Aramaean states and the other kingdoms of the age - notably the Neo-Assyrian empire - it concludes with a historical synthesis of the Neo-Hittites when the last kingdom was absorbed into the Assyrian provincial administration.

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Trevor Bryce is an Honorary Research Consultant at the University of Queensland and Emeritus Professor of the University of New England. Most of his research has been conducted in the field of Near Eastern history and civilization, with some emphasis on the links between the Classical and Near Eastern worlds. He is the author of 12 boo...
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Title:The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.04 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Maps and FiguresAbbreviationsIntroductionPart I: SETTING THE SCENE1. The End of an Era2. The Hittite Empire s Anatolian Successors3. Defining the Neo-Hittites4. The Biblical HittitesPart II: THE IRON AGE KINGDOMS AND DYNASTIESPreface to Chapters 5-75. The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms in the Euphrates Region6. The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms in the Anti-Taurus and Western Syrian Regions7. The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms in Southeastern Anatolia8. The Aramaean States9. Other Peoples and KingdomsPart III: THE NEO-HITTITE KINGDOMS IN THEIR HISTORICAL CONTEXT10. The Kingdoms Evolve (12th-11th centuries)11. Subjection to Assyria (10th-9th centuries)12. Absorption by Assyria (8th century)AfterwordAppendix I:Transliterating the InscriptionsAppendix II:Neo-Hittite and Aramaean Rulers and Dynasties a Summary ListAppendix III:The Kings of Late Bronze Age HattiAppendix IV:The Neo-Assyrian KingsNotesBibliographyIndex