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Hittite Diplomatic Texts, Second edition

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This work presents full translations of more than 50 documents from the files of the "foreign office" of the Hittite Empire: 21 treaties, 18 diplomatic letters, and 18 royal edicts and miscellaneous records concerning the relations of the Hittites with their Anatolian and Syrian vassals, as well as with other great powers such as Egypt, Assyria, and Babylonia. Originally composed in Hittite or in the Akkadian lingua franca of the day, many of these texts have never before appeared in English. A short introduction places each document in its historical and cultural context, and a general essay acquaints the reader with the diplomatic practice of the Late Bronze Age. This collection of documents is a major source book for historians of the Ancient Near East and for students of cuneiform and Biblical law. It will also prove useful for those investigating the relationship between Biblical covenant theology and its possible antecedents in older Near Eastern treaty patterns.

Product Specifications

Author
  • Gary Beckman
  • BECKMAN
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Gary Beckman
CatalogNumberList
  • AL06207687
EAN
9780788505515
EANList
  • 9780788505515
Edition
2
Feature
Hittite Diplomatic Texts Second Edition
ISBN
0788505513
ItemDimensions
  • 902 hundredths-inches
  • 598 hundredths-inches
  • 76 hundredths-pounds
  • 56 hundredths-inches
Label
Society of Biblical Literature
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Society of Biblical Literature
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
244
PackageDimensions
  • 87 hundredths-inches
  • 890 hundredths-inches
  • 84 hundredths-pounds
  • 598 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
1999
Publisher
Society of Biblical Literature
Studio
Society of Biblical Literature
Title
Hittite Diplomatic Texts, Second edition
isbn-13-20
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