Life and Society in the Hittite World
Oxford University Press
, 2002 - History
- 312 pages
'A readable and up-to-date synthesis which can introduce the wider public to the Hittites as a human society, the author has provided this in a masterly way... Bryce gets behind the mask of the official records, and gives us the Hittites' inner thoughts... thoughtful and informative book.' -John Ray, Times Literary SupplementThe Hittites were an ancient people (of Indo-European connection) of Asia Minor and Syria, who flourished from 1600 to 1200 BC. Trevor Bryce uses the most recent scholarship and archaeological discoveries to examine their society and civilization. This book aims to convey to the reader a sense of what it was like to live amongst the people of the Hittite world, to participate in their celebrations, to share their crises, to meet them in the streets of the capital or in their homes, to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of their rituals, to attend an audience with the Great King, and to follow his progress in festival processions to the holy places of the Hittite land.