Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East: The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age (Hardback)
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Short Description for Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East From the 17th to the twelfth centuries BCE, the five Great Kings of Egypt, Babylon, Hatti, Mitanni and Assyria frequently communicated by letter. Many of these letters survive to the present day. This text uses this letters to, offering insights into the people and politics of the ancient near Eastern kingdoms.
- Published: 01 February 2004
- Format: Hardback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415258579 ISBN 10: 041525857X
- Sales rank: 1,435,747
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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.