The Kingdom of the Hittites

Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019927908X

Category: History

Page: 554

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Translations from the original texts are a particular feature of the book. Thus on many issues the Hittites and their contemporaries are allowed to speak to the modern reader for themselves."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Kingdom of the Hittites

Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198140955

Category: History

Page: 464

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In the fourteenth 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 examines recent archaeological discoveries and original texts, giving the ancient Hittites the opportunity to speak to the modern reader for themselves.
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Letters from the Hittite Kingdom

Author: Harry A. Hoffner,Gary M. Beckman

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589832124

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 450

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This is the first book-length collection in English of letters from the ancient kingdom of the Hittites. All known well-preserved examples, including the important corpus of letters from the provincial capital of Tapikka, are reproduced here in romanized transcription and English translation, accompanied by introductory essays, explanatory notes on the text and its translation, and a complete description of the rules of Hittite correspondence compared with that of other ancient Middle Eastern states. Letters containing correspondence between kings and their foreign peers, between kings and their officials in the provinces, and between these officials themselves reveal rich details of provincial administration, the relationships and duties of the officials, and tantalizing glimpses of their private lives. Matters discussed include oversight of agriculture, tax liabilities, litigation, inheritance rights, defense against hostile groups on the kingdom's periphery, and consulting the gods by means of oracular procedures.
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The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms

A Political and Military History

Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199218722

Category: History

Page: 356

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Bryce's volume gives an account of the military and political history of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms, moving beyond the Neo-Hittites themselves to the broader Near Eastern world and the states which dominated it during the Iron Age.
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The Elements of Hittite

Author: Theo van den Hout

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113950178X

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Hittite is the earliest attested Indo-European language and was the language of a state which flourished in Asia Minor in the second millennium BC. This exciting and accessible introductory course, which can be used in both trimester and semester systems, offers in ten lessons a comprehensive introduction to the grammar of the Hittite language with ample exercises both in transliteration and in cuneiform. It includes a separate section of paradigms, a grammatical index, as well as a list of every cuneiform sign used in the book. A full glossary can be found at the back. The book has been designed so that the cuneiform is not essential and can be left out of any course if so desired. The introduction provides the necessary cultural and historical background, with suggestions for further reading, and explains the principles of the cuneiform writing system.
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Life and Society in the Hittite World

Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019103732X

Category: History

Page: 328

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In 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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Nations That Evolved From the Five Sons of Shem

Author: Olufolahan Olatoye Akintola

Publisher: Hilldew View International Limited

ISBN: 0956970230

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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Would you like to know the origin of the races and present day nations on Earth? This book exposes a lot of interesting and educative information concerning how the present-day nations of the Earth evolved from the families of the three sons of Noah namely Shem, Ham, and Japheth. This edition focuses on the families and nations that came out of the five sons of Shem.
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Before the Greeks

Author: M. Chahin

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780718829506

Category: History

Page: 144

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The purpose of this book is to demonstrate the immense cultural debt of the Western World to the civilizations of the Near East that existed thousands of years before them. Many races are discussed along the way, from the early sophistication of the Sumerians, to the mighty Medes and Persians. Lesser known groups are also given coverage, such as the Hittites & Hurrians, and the Sea Peoples. An excellent introduction to Classical Studies, and a stimulating text for all readers.
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Who Were The Babylonians?

Author: Bill T. Arnold

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004130713

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Who was Hammurapi, and what role did his famous "law code" serve in ancient Babylonian society? Who was the mysterious Merodach-baladan, and why did the appearance of his emissaries in Jerusalem so upset Isaiah? Who was Nebuchadnezzar II, and why did he tear down the Solomonic temple and drag the people of God into exile? In short, who were the Babylonians? This engaging and informative introduction to the best of current scholarship on the Babylonians and their role in biblical history answers these and other significant questions. The Babylonians were important not only because of their many historical contacts with ancient Israel but because they and their predecessors, the Sumerians, established the philosophical and social infrastructure for most of Western Asia for nearly two millennia. Beginning and advanced students as well as biblical scholars and interested nonspecialists will read this introduction to the history and culture of the Babylonians with interest and profit. Paperback edition available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).
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The Kingdom of Armenia

New Edition

Author: Mack Chahin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136852506

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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While the majority of contemporary works on Armenia concentrate on the modern era, The Kingdom of Armenia takes its beginning in the third century BC, with the ancient literate peoples of Mesopotamia who had commercial interests in the land of Armenia, and continues with a comprehensive overview through to the end of the Middle Ages.
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