The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History
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 as the '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 comparison with 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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SETTING THE SCENE
THE IRON AGE KINGDOMS AND DYNASTIES
THE NEOHITTITE KINGDOMS IN THEIR HISTORICAL CONTEXT
Transliterating the Inscriptions
NeoHittite and Aramaean Rulers A Summary List
8th century Adad-nirari Adanawa Age kingdom Ahuni alliance Ambaris Anatolia anti-Assyrian appears Aramaean Arnuwanti Arpad Ashurnasirpal ASSRIMA Assyrian authority Assyrian king Assyrian province Assyrian records Attar-shumki attested Awariku Babylonia Bar-Hadad Barsip biblical Bit-Adini Bit-Agusi Bronze Age Hittite capital Carchemish Chapter CHLI CHLII coalition Damascus dynasty Euphrates father Gurgum Halparuntiya Hamath Hamathite Hamiyata Hattusa Hattusili Hawkins hieroglyphic inscriptions Hilakku Hittite empire Hittite king homeland identified III’s Iron Age KARKAMIŠ king called king of Carchemish king’s Kummuh Kuzi-Teshub Land of Hatti Late Bronze Age Lipiński 2000a located logogram LUWCHLI Luwian hieroglyphic Luwian-speaking Malatya MARAŞ military millennium Muwatalli Neo-Hittite kingdoms northern Syria Patin perhaps Phrygian population PPAWA probably reference region reign RIMA royal ruled ruler Sam’al Sarduri Sargon script Shalmaneser Shalmaneser III Shalmaneser’s Shamshi-ilu south-eastern Anatolia stele successor Suhi Suppiluliuma Syria Tabal territory texts throne Tigl Tiglath-pileser Tiglath-pileser III Tiglath-pileser’s tributary tribute Tudhaliya Urartian Urartian king Urartu victory Warpalawa