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The Kingdom of the Hittites$
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Trevor Bryce

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199281329

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.001.0001

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The Fall of the Kingdom and its Aftermath

The Fall of the Kingdom and its Aftermath

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The Kingdom of the Hittites


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On the death of Tudhaliya, the succession to the throne as king of the Hittites passed to his son Arnuwanda (III). But the latter's death after perhaps only a year or so on the throne has left him as no more than a passing footnote in the history of the Hittite monarchy. There is evidence of unrest in Hatti during his brother's reign and problems over the succession following his death. This chapter chronicles Suppiluliuma's final military campaigns in western Anatolia as king of the Hittites, food shortages in Hatti, Suppiluliuma's sea battles off the coast of Alasiya, massive movements of peoples who swept through Anatolia, Syria, and Palestine, and across the eastern Mediterranean to the coast of Egypt early in the 12th century, and the collapse of the Hittite kingdom. The emergence of new kingdoms in Egypt and Assyria following the fall of the Hittite kingdom is also discussed, along with the Hittites' successors in Anatolia and biblical references to Hittites and Hittite kings.

Keywords:   Hittites, Anatolia, Egypt, Assyria, kings, Suppiluliuma, military campaigns, Hatti, Alasiya

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