The Kingdom of the Hittites

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - History - 554 pages
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 seeks to 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 the opportunity 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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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Origins of the Hittites
8
2 Anatolia in the Assyrian Colony Period
21
3 Territories and Early Rivals of Hatti
41
The Reigns of Labarna and Hattusili I c1620
61
From Mursili I to Muwattalli I c16201400
96
From Tudhaliya III to Tudhaliya III c14001350
121
The Reign of Suppiluliuma I c13501322
154
The Reign of Hattusili III c12671237
266
The Reign of Tudhaliya IV c12371209
295
13 The Fall of the Kingdom and its Aftermath
327
Myth or Reality?
357
A Final Comment
372
Chronology
375
Sources for Hittite History An Overview
383
Notes
393

The Reign of Mursili II c13211295
190
The Reign of Muwattalli II c12951272
221
The Reign of UrhiTeshub c12721267
246

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

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