Anatolian States

Trevor Bryce

in The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780195188318
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

Anatolian States

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This chapter explores the history of state formation in the Anatolian States, focusing on the Hittite state, which it explains arose in north-central Anatolia early in the Late Bronze Age while the Middle Bronze Age saw the rise of an Indo-European dynasty. It also considers the role of Pithana and his son and successor Anitta in establishing the first great Anatolian empire and the conquests made by the Hittites.

Keywords: state formation; Anatolian States; Hittite state; Indo-European dynasty; Pithana; Anitta; Anatolian Empire; Hittites

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Subjects: Classical Studies ; Greek and Roman Law ; Classical History

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