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The Hittites

Author: O R Gurney
Publisher: London : Folio Society, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., with revisionsView all editions and formats
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The emergence of the Hittites from Old Testament lore is the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. From the 15th to the 13th centuries BC the Hittites were a major force in the near east. At its height their empire stretched across Anatolia and most of Syria, and their influence was felt far beyond these territorial boundaries. Through close analysis of cuneiform and hieroglyphic texts, O. R. Gurney  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: O R Gurney
OCLC Number: 43648992
Description: xiv, 240 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm
Responsibility: O.R. Gurney.

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The emergence of the Hittites from Old Testament lore is the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. From the 15th to the 13th centuries BC the Hittites were a major force in the near east. At its height their empire stretched across Anatolia and most of Syria, and their influence was felt far beyond these territorial boundaries. Through close analysis of cuneiform and hieroglyphic texts, O. R. Gurney is able to give us a detailed picture of their lifestyle, laws and customs as well as their military achievements.

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