Explore a civilation lost to history for a millennia but found through a century of archaeological discovery and philological investigation
This book introduces the history, society, and religion of the Hittite empire, from its origins in nineteenth century BCE, through the height of the empire in the seventeenth to twelfth centuries BCE, to the eclipse of the Neo-Hittite cities in the eighth century BCE. Collins demonstrates the importance of the Hittites for understanding both the biblical and classical traditions.
Billie Jean Collins is Instructor in Middle Eastern Studies at Emory University and Acquisitions Editor at SBL Press. She is the editor of A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East (Brill).
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