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The Kingdom of the Hittites

Trevor Bryce


In 14th century BC, the Hittites became the supreme political and military power in the Near East. How did they achieve their supremacy? How successful were they in maintaining it? What brought about their collapse and disappearance? This book,which describes the Hittite kingdom, seeks to answer these questions. Hittitology is a relatively new discipline in the field of Near Eastern studies. Little more than a century ago, when important advances had already been and were continually being made in the study of the Bronze Age civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, the Hittites were regarded as ... More

Keywords: Hittites, 14th century BC, Near East, Bronze Age, Anatolia, military history, political history, vassal states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199281329
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trevor Bryce, author
Honorary Research Consultant, University of Queensland, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

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