This book presents a comprehensive history of the Late Bronze Age kingdom of the Hittites, and the role it played within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world. From their capital, Hattusa, in central Anatolia, the Hittite kings ruled a vast network of subject territories and vassalstates reaching from the Aegean coast of Anatolia through Syria to the river Euphrates. 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 abouttheir collapse and disappearance? In seeking to answer these questions, the book begins with an account of the Hittites predecessors in Anatolia, particularly in the early centuries of the second millennium, traces the rise and development of the Hittite kingdom over a period of some five hundredyears, and ends with the events which followed in the wake of the kingdoms collapse. 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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Lost to history for millennia, the Hittites have regained their position among the great civilizations of the Late Bronze Age Near East, thanks to a century of archaeological discovery and philological investigation. The Hittites and Their World provides a concise, current, and engaging introduction to the history, society, and religion of this Anatolian empire, taking the reader from its beginnings in the period of the Assyrian Colonies in the nineteenth century B.C.E. to the eclipse of the Neo-Hittite cities at the end of the eighth century B.C.E. The numerous analogues with the biblical world featured throughout the volume together represent a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the varied and significant contributions of Hittite studies to biblical interpretation.
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.
Describes the art, society, language, and religion in the five periods of Hittite history.
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.
Aus dem Inhalt (63 Beitrage)E. Neu, Hethitologie heuteS. Alaura, Archive und Bibliotheken in HattusaS. Alp, Das Hieroglyphensiegel von Troja und seine Bedeutung fur WestanatolienA. Alpman, Hititler'de AdoptionJ. Boley, An Intransitive hark-?O. Carruba, Anitta res gestae: paralipomena IY. Cohen, The "Unwritten Laws" of the Hittites: The Case of the natta ara ExpressionY. Coskun, GefassnamenA.M. Dincol, Ein interessanter Siegelabdruck aus Bogazkoy und die damit verknupften historischen FragenB. Dincol, Bemerkungen uber die hethitischen Siegelinhaber mit mehreren TitelnV. Donbaz, Some Recently Discovered Ka-rum 1-b Tablets and Related ObservationsWeitere Beitrage von: A. Ersoy/E. Reyhan, M. Giorgieri, H. Gonnet, R. Gusmani, J.D. Hawkins, S. Heinhold-Krahmer, H.A. Hoffner, T. van den Hout, M. Hutter, A.M. Jasink, J. Jie, C. Karasu, H. Klengel, J. Klinger, I. Klock-Fontanille u.v.a.
From Rome's Coliseum to the temples of ancient Egypt; with the fiery death of a Templar knight and the escape of concentration camp prisoners in Nazi Germany; Nefaste's journal unveils the unseen battle of good and evil's impact on history before Janis Koppel is drawn into its vortex.
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).
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.
This Dictionary covers a civilization largely forgotten until recently. This dictionary includes hundreds of entries on important persons, places, essential institutions, and the significant aspects of the society, economy, material culture, and warfare of this ancient people. A 16-page photospread, introductory essay, chronology, and bibliography complement the dictionary entries. For general readers and scholars alike who are interested in ancient history.
The Geschichte der hethitischen Religion is the first representation of a comprehensive history of the Hittite Religion from the beginning of the Neolithic until the end of the era of the Hittite Great Kingdom, giving insight in until now for the most part unknown sources.

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