Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East: The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age

1st Edition

Trevor Bryce

Routledge
Published August 15, 2014
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415642347 - CAT# Y142792

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Summary

Offering fascinating insights into the people and politics of the ancient near Eastern kingdoms, Trevor Bryce uses the letters  of the five Great Kings of Egypt, Babylon, Hatti, Mitanni and Assyria as the focus of a fresh look at this turbulent and volatile region in the late Bronze Age.

Numerous extracts from the letters are constantly interwoven into the fabric of narrative and discussion, and this lively approach allows us to witness history through the eyes of the people who lived it, revealing the personalities and reactions of kings, queens, princes, princesses and royal officials more than 3500 years ago to the current events of the day.

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