Insights into Hittite History and Archaeology (Colloquia Antiqua)
Insights into Hittite History and Archaeology (Colloquia Antiqua)
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Title: Insights into Hittite History and Archaeology (Colloquia Antiqua)
ISBN10: 9042921366
ISBN13: 978-9042921368
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 340 pages
Publisher: Peeters (June 9, 2011)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1402 kb
Size epub: 1354 kb
Rating: 4.1 ✪
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Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Hitherto, research on the Hittites has been highly specialised and often separated by discipline: history, philology and archaeology (in which natural sciences are taking a more prominent role). Unfortunately, no up-to-date publication has been available to bring the work and evidence of these different fields together, making it extremely difficult for the non-specialist to obtain a general overview of Hittite studies. This volume closes that gap by providing contributions on several key issues in Hittite studies based on new developments and approaches from historical, philological and archaeological points of view. The subjects discussed include history, state and society, the written legacy, the environment and economy, foreign contacts, cities, temples and sanctuaries, military and warfare, pottery, and metals and metallurgy. The contributions are written by specialists actively engaged in research in their respective fields. The time-frame of this volume extends from the period of the Old Hittite kingdom in the 17th century BC to the end of the Hittite Empire in the early years of the 12th century BC. Detailed contributions, a research overview and a comprehensive index create a useful introduction to the vast and complex field of Hittite studies.