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By Trevor Bryce

In facing a variety of elements of the existence, actions, and customs of the past due Bronze Age Hittite global, this ebook enhances the remedy of Hittite army and political background awarded by way of the writer in The nation of the Hittites (OUP, 1998). via quotations from the unique resources and during the be aware images to which those provide upward push, the booklet goals at recreating, so far as is feasible, the day-by-day lives and reports of a those that for a time turned the ultimate political and army strength within the old close to East.

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Cm. comprises bibliographical references (p. ). ISBN 0-19-924170-8 1. Hittites—Social lifestyles and customs. 2. Hittites—Civilization. I. name. DS66 . B755 2002 909¢. 49199—dc21 2002025032 1 three five 7 nine 10 eight 6 four 2 Typeset by way of SNP Best-set Typesetter Ltd. , Hong Kong revealed in nice Britain on acid-free paper through Biddles Ltd, Guildford & King’s Lynn Acknowledgements i need to specific my honest due to Professor Silvin Kosˇak for the time he has given to interpreting this publication in its draft levels and for the various worthy reviews and proposals he has made. My thank you additionally to Mr Geoff Tully for his illustrations and to Mr Feza Toker of Ekip movie for kindly offering a number of of the images. A basic note of thank you is because of Dr Stephanie Dalley, whose preliminary feedback to me a few booklet at the Hittites triggered the writing of the dominion of the Hittites in addition to the current quantity. once more i want to recognize the worthwhile aid and suggestion which i've got acquired from Professor Oliver Gurney over a long time. His passing is a brilliant loss to the realm of Hittite scholarship, because it is to me individually. T. R. B. August 2001 Contents record of Illustrations Abbreviations checklist of Hittite Kings Maps viii ix xi xiii creation 1 Synopsis of Hittite heritage eight 1. King, courtroom, and Royal officers eleven 2. the folk and the legislations 32 three. The Scribe fifty six four. The Farmer seventy two five. The service provider 87 6. The Warrior ninety eight 7. Marriage 119 eight. The Gods 134 nine. The Curers of ailments 163 10. dying, Burial, and the Afterlife 176 eleven. gala's and Rituals 187 12. fantasy 211 thirteen. The Capital 230 14. hyperlinks around the Wine-Dark Sea 257 Notes Bibliography Index 269 293 302 List of Illustrations Maps 1. the area of the Hittites xiii 2. The close to East within the past due Bronze Age xiv Figures 1. King Tudhaliya IV as priest, aid from Yazılıkaya 20 2. Hittite charioteers at Kadesh 112 three. possible marriage ceremony scene, from vessel discovered at Bitik a hundred and twenty (near Ankara) four. Gold figurine of god 159 five. Royal couple worship hurricane God represented as bull, 192 reduction from Alaca Höyük 6. Lion hunt, reduction from Alaca Höyük 193 7. Yazılıkaya 196 eight. Dagger-god, aid from Yazılıkaya 198 nine. The twelve gods, aid from Yazılıkaya 199 10. Plan of Hattusa 231 eleven. Temples in top urban 235 12. Lion Gate 238 thirteen. ‘King’s’ Gate 240 14. Temple of the hurricane God 247 Abbreviations AA AfO ÄHK AO AOAT AOF AS BA BiOr CTH EA Fs Alp Fs Güterbock I Fs Güterbock II Fs Houwink ten Cate Fs Jacobsen Fs Laroche Fs Otten Fs Polomé Archäologischer Anzeiger Archiv für Orientforschung Edel, E. , Die Ägyptische-hethitische Korrespondenz aus Boghazköi, 2 vols. (Opladen, 1994) Archív Orientální modify Orient und Altes testomony Altorientalische Forschungen Anatolian stories Biblical Archaeologist Bibliotheca Orientalis E. Laroche, Catalogue des textes hittites (Paris, 1971) The El-Amarna Letters, so much lately ed. W. Moran (Baltimore, London, 1992) H. Otten et al. , Hittite and different Anatolian and close to jap reviews in honour of Sedat Alp (Ankara, 1992) ok.

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