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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.
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Studio: Society of Biblical Literature
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.12" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1999
Publisher Scholars Press
ISBN 0788505513 ISBN13 9780788505515
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More About Gary Beckman
Beckman is a Professor of Hittite and Mesopotamian Studies at the University of Michigan.
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More than 50 documents from 1500 BC to 1200 BC Dec 16, 2003
From the back: "This collection of documents will be a major source book for historians of the Ancient Near East and for the 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 Easter Treaty patters"
Some of these texts appear for the first time in English in this volume. The author provides a bit of background information for the whole volume, and then introductory material for each treaty or letter. Unfortunately for the advanced student, there are no transliterations of the Hittite or Akkadian (an interlinear would have been much preferred).
Given the provocative title, one immediately wants to know: Which diplomatic texts are in this volume? For that reason I am providing below the complete table of contents.
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Series Editor's Foreword
Maps of Anatolia, the Ancient Near East, and Syria in the Late Bronze Age Chronological Chart Abbreviations Explanation of Signs Acknowledgments Introduction Synoptic Table of Hittite Treaties
1 Treaty between a King of Hatti and Paddatissu of Kizzuwatna
2 Treaty between Tudhaliya II of Hatti and Sunashshura of Kizzuwatna
3 Treaty between Suppiluliuma I of Hatti and Huqqana of Hayasa
4 Treaty between Suppiluliuma I of Hatti and Niqmaddu II of Ugarit
5 Treaty Between Suppiluliuma I of Hatti and Aziru of Amurru
6A Treaty between Suppiluliuma I of Hatti and Shattiwaza of Mittanni
6B Treaty between Shattiwaza of Mittanni and Suppiluliuma I of Hatti
7 Treaty between Suppiluliuma I of Hatti and Tette of Nuhashshi
8 Treaty between Mursili II of Hatti and Tuppi-Teshshup of Amurru
9 Treaty between Mursili II of Hatti and Niqmepa of Ugarit
10 Treaty between Mursili II of Hatti and Targasnalli of Hapalla
11 Treaty between Mursili II of Hatti and Kupanta-Kurunta of Mira-Kuwaliya
12 Treaty between Mursili II of Hatti and Manapa-Tarhunta of the Land of the Seha River
13 Treaty between Muwattalli II of Hatti and Alaksandu of Wilusa
14 Treaty between Muwattalli II of Hatti and Talmi-Sharrumma of Aleppo
15 Treaty between Hattusili III of Hatti and Ramses II of Egypt
16 Treaty between Hattusili III of Hatti and Benteshina of Amurru
17 Treaty between Tudhaliya IV of Hatti and Shaushga-muwa of Amurru
18A Edict of Hattusili III of Hatti concerning Military Obligations of Kurunta of Tarhuntassa
18B Treaty between Hattusili III of Hatti and Ulmi-Teshshup of Tarhuntassa
18C Treaty between Tudhaliya IV of Hatti and Kurunta of Tarhuntassa
II. DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE
19 Letter from Suppiluliuma I of Hatti to Niqmaddu II of Ugarit
20 Copy of Letter from Sharri-Kushuh of Carchemish to Niqmaddu II of Ugarit
21 Letter from Prince Piha-walwi of Hatti to Ibiranu of Ugarit
22A Letter from Prince Sutahapshap of Egypt to Hattusili III of Hatti
22B Letter from Queen Naptera of Egypt to Puduhepa of Hatti
22C Letter from Ramses II of Egypt to Prince Tashmi-Sharrumma of Hatti
22D Letter from Ramses II of Egypt to Kupanta-Kurunta of Mira-Kuwaliya
22E Letter from Queen Puduhepa of Hatti to Ramses II of Egypt
22F Letter from Ramses II of Egypt to Puduhepa of Hatti
22G Letter from Ramses II of Egypt to Hattusili III of Hatti
23 Letter from Hattusili III of Hatti to Kadashman-Enlil II of Babylon
24A Letter from Urhi-Teshshup(?) of Hatti to Adad-nirari I of Assyria
24B Letter from Hattusili III of Hatti to Adad-nirari I of Assyria
24C Letter from Tudhaliya IV of Hatti to an Assyrian Nobleman
25 Letter from a King of Hanigalbat to a King of Hatti
26 Letter from Mashuiluwa of Mira-Kuwaliya to Mursili I of Hatti
27 Indictment of Madduwatta by Arnuwanda I of Hatti
28A Edict of Suppiluliuma I of Hatti concerning the Tribute of Ugarit
28B Inventory of Ugaritic Tribute to Hatti
29 Edict of Mursili II of Hatti recognizing the Status of Piyassili of Carchemish
30 Arbitration of Syrian Disputes by Mursili II of Hatti
31A Edict of Mursili II of Hatti concerning the Frontiers of Ugarit
31B Edict of Mursili II of Hatti concerning the Tribute of Ugarit
32 Edict of Hattusili III of Hatti concerning the Merchants of Ura at Ugarit
33 Edict of Hattusili III of Hatti concerning Fugitives from Ugarit
34 Edict of Puduhepa of Hatti concerning Shipping Losses at Ugarit
35 Edict of Ini-Teshshup of Carchemish concerning the Banishment of the Brothers of Ammistamru II of Ugarit
36A Edict of Tudhaliya IV of Hatti concerning the Divorce of Ammistamru II of Ugarit
36B Edict of Ini-Teshshup of Carchemish concerning the Divorce of Ammistamru II of Ugarit
37 Edict of Tudhaliya IV of Hatti releasing Ammistamru II of Ugarit from Participation in War against Assyria
38A Edict of Talmi-Teshshup of Carchemish returning Property to Ammurapi of Ugarit
38B Edict of Talmi-Teshshup of Carchemish returning Dowry to Ehli-Nikkalu
38C Letter of Talmi-Teshshup of Carchemish to Ammurapi of Ugarit concerning His Divorce
Sources Concordance to Laroche, Catalogue des textes bittites (1971) Bibliography Index 1. Deities Index 2. Persons Index 3. Cities Index 4. Countries, Districts, Peoples Index 5. Mountains Index 6. Rivers Index 7. Topics