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The Hittites and their contemporaries in Asia Minor

Author: J G Macqueen
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1975.
Series: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson), v. 83.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Hittites were an Indo-European-speaking people who established a kingdom in Anatolia (modern Turkey) almost 4,000 years ago. They rose to become one of the great powers of the ancient Middle Eastern world by conquering Babylon - and were destroyed in the wake of the movements of the enigmatic Sea Peoples around 1180 BC. Macqueen's study investigates such intriguing topics as the origins of the Hittites, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J G Macqueen
ISBN: 0891585206 9780891585206
OCLC Number: 1029336452
Description: 206 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Background and environment --
Who were the Hittites? --
The Hittites and their neighbours --
Daily life in late bronze age Anatolia --
Warfare and defence --
Society and administration --
Religion --
Art and literature.
Series Title: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson), v. 83.
Responsibility: J.G. Macqueen.

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The Hittites were an Indo-European-speaking people who established a kingdom in Anatolia (modern Turkey) almost 4,000 years ago. They rose to become one of the great powers of the ancient Middle Eastern world by conquering Babylon - and were destroyed in the wake of the movements of the enigmatic Sea Peoples around 1180 BC. Macqueen's study investigates such intriguing topics as the origins of the Hittites, the sources of the metals which were so vital to their success, and their relations with their contemporaries in the Aegean world, the Trojans and the Mycenaean Greeks.

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