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Warriors of Anatolia : a concise history of the Hittites

Author: Trevor Bryce
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Hittites in the Late Bronze Age became the mightiest military power in the Ancient Near East. Yet their empire was always vulnerable to destruction by enemy forces; their Anatolian homeland occupied a remote region, with no navigable rivers; and they were cut off from the sea. Perhaps most seriously, they suffered chronic under-population and sometimes devastating plague. How, then, can the rise and triumph of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
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Bryce, Trevor, 1940- author.
Warriors of Anatolia
London ; New York : I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2018
(DLC) 2018055845
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Bryce
ISBN: 9781788312370 1788312376
OCLC Number: 1041903190
Description: xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Rediscovering a lost world --
How do the Hittites tell us about themselves? The dawn of the Hittite era --
The legacy of an ailing king --
"Now bloodshed has become common" --
The setting for an empire --
Building an empire --
Lion or pussycat? --
From near extinction to the threshold of international supremacy --
The greatest kingdom of them all --
Intermediaries of the gods: the great kings of Hatti --
King by default --
Health, hygiene and healing --
Justice and the commoner.
Responsibility: Trevor Bryce.

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"The Hittites in the Late Bronze Age became the mightiest military power in the Ancient Near East. Yet their empire was always vulnerable to destruction by enemy forces; their Anatolian homeland occupied a remote region, with no navigable rivers; and they were cut off from the sea. Perhaps most seriously, they suffered chronic under-population and sometimes devastating plague. How, then, can the rise and triumph of this ancient imperium be explained, against seemingly insuperable odds? In his lively and unconventional treatment of one of antiquity's most mysterious civilizations, whose history disappeared from the records over three thousand years ago, Trevor Bryce sheds fresh light on Hittite warriors as well as on the Hittites' social, religious and political culture and offers new solutions to many unsolved questions. Revealing them to have been masters of chariot warfare, who almost inflicted disastrous defeat on Rameses II at the Battle of Qadesh (1274 BCE), he shows the Hittites also to have been devout worshippers of a pantheon of storm-gods and many other gods, and masters of a new diplomatic system which bolstered their authority for centuries"--

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Trevor Bryce has devoted his scholarly career to reconstructing the civilization of the Hittites of pre-Classical Turkey. In this book he draws on this experience to present an accessible overview of Read more...

 
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