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Perspectives on Hittite civilization selected writings of Hans Gustav Güterbock by Hans Gustav GГјterbock

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Published by Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English


  • Hittites.

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Edition Notes

Statementeditor, Harry A. Hoffner, Jr. ; assistant editor, Irving L. Diamond.
SeriesAssyriological studies,, no. 26
ContributionsHoffner, Harry A., Diamond, Irving L.
LC ClassificationsDS66 .G85 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 274 p. :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1015174M
ISBN 10188592304X
LC Control Number96067508

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  The Hittite laws have been preserved on a number of Hittite cuneiform tablets found at Hattusa (CTH , listing laws). Copies have been found written in Old Hittite as well as in Middle and Late Hittite, indicating that they had validity throughout the duration of the Hittite Empire (ca. – BCE). Image via wikipedia.   You can also read my review of her first Hittite book, Priestess of Ishana here. You can connect with Judith Starkston on her website, newsletter, Twitter, Facebook and Bookbub. Incomparable power. I write historical fantasy based on the Bronze Age Hittites (c. BCE)—an empire of the ancient Near East nearly buried by the sands of time. The Hittites were a powerful civilization that controlled most of Anatolia in the second millennium B.C. Their language, written in cuneiform script on clay tablets, was recovered and deciphered in the first decades of the twentieth century, but scholars are still wrestling with the problem of placing the cities and countries named in their ancient texts onto modern maps.   A degree of variation in brewing practices throughout the Hittite Empire is apparent based on region. Whereas Emmer is the most common wheat species at Kuşaklı-Sarissa, Einkorn is more abundant at the capital site of Boğazköy-Hattusa (Dörfler et al., ).

During the Hittite Empire period the kingship became hereditary and the king took on a "superhuman aura" and began to be referred to by the Hittite citizens as "My Sun". The kings of the Empire period began acting as a high priest for the whole kingdom—making an annual tour of the Hittite holy cities, conducting festivals and supervising the. Hittite Government. In the ancient world, rulers were often left with too much power, leading to terrible consequences for their citizens. The Hittite empire began this way with the king having. There was a perception among the Hittites that the economic power of their trade was sufficient to provide some regional clout. When the Assyrian King Tukulti-Ninurta carried Hittites in a border raid in B.C., the Hittite response was a trade embargo rather than a military expedition. First Hittite Empire. a. BCE. b. Empire stretched from Aegean Sea to Euphrates River III. Second Hittite Empire. a. BCE. b. Included Asia Minor, Palestine, and Syria. c. Decline and fall i. Continuous warfare with Egypt.

The rediscovery of the ancient empire of the Hittites has been a major achievement of the last hundred years. Known from the Old Testament as one of the tribes occupying the Promised Land, the Hittites were in reality a powerful neighbouring kingdom: highly advanced in political organization, administration of justice and military genius; with a literature inscribed in cuneiform writing on /5(4). "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, ).   Well written and easy to read and understand. A good quick history of Hittite empire from its beginnings to its end, showing how it's civilisation interacted with the other great civilisations of the time, Egypt, Greece etc.. Read more. Report abuse. The Mogfather. out of 5 stars Oh Dear mk 2! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 22 Reviews:   Finally, in , Wright published a book, The Empire of the Hittites, in which he presented a mass of scholarly evidence that defied resistance. The Hittites had not only been positively identified, but had taken their place as one of the great nations of antiquity. An Indo-European controversy. But the search for truth had really only just begun.