Other Peoples and Kingdoms

Trevor Bryce

in The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199218721
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739101 | DOI:
Other Peoples and Kingdoms

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This chapter deals with other Iron Age peoples and kingdoms who had varying degrees of interaction, sometimes peaceful, sometimes hostile, with the Neo-Hittite kingdoms. Of prime importance in this respect was the kingdom of Assyria. The chapter begins with an account of Assyrian history prior to the Iron Age, as a prelude to a more detailed study of Iron Age Assyria which is interwoven into the historical narrative of the following chapters. Other kingdoms with whom the Neo-Hittites were in contact include Babylon, Israel, Urartu, and the Phoenician city-states. Each of these is briefly treated in this chapter by way of introduction to their participation in the events which engulfed the Neo-Hittite world in the last three centuries of its existence. Elam too is briefly treated in this chapter. Though as far as we know it had no direct involvement with the Neo-Hittite kingdoms, its interaction with contemporary Near Eastern powers, notably the Assyrians and Babylonians, almost certainly had a significant influence on the overall course of Near Eastern history in this period, and thus indirectly affected the Neo-Hittite world.

Keywords: Assyria; Babylon; Israel; Urartu; Phoenicia; Elam

Chapter.  5712 words. 

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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