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The Ahhiyawa Texts (Writings from the Ancient World) [Paperback]

by Eric H. Cline, Gary M. Beckman, Trevor R. Bryce
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December 12, 2011 158983268X 978-1589832688
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Title: The Ahhiyawa Texts
Author: Beckman, Gary/ Bryce, Trevor/ Cline, Eric
Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
Publication Date: 2012/01/05
Number of Pages: 302
Binding Type: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: 2011042792

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  • Series: Writings from the Ancient World (Book 28)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature (December 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158983268X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589832688
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible edition of some fascinating material February 22, 2012
In the middle of the second millennium BCE, the kings of the major Near Eastern powers corresponded among themselves. The most influential were referred to as Great Kings, and addressed as "brother" those whom they considered their equals. Most of these Great Kings ruled lands that we're familiar with today: there were the Egyptians, the Hittites, the Assyrians.... but some Hittite documents also refer to a place known as "Ahhiyawa", a place that was previously unknown. Early scholars made the connection between Ahhiyawa and Achaea, suggesting that the Ahhiyawans referred to in the Hittite documents might actually be the Mycenaean Greeks. In that case, there would be textual evidence for the activities of the Mycenaeans and their interactions with Anatolia at the time of the Trojan war. This is the sort of connection that's very exciting for people who care about such things, but the evidence was also very nebulous. The idea was largely dismissed, and it was assumed that Ahhiyawa was just some part of Anatolia.

As time progressed, though, and scholars came to know more about the geography of ancient Anatolia, the map was filled in. There wasn't really room for a place called Ahhiyawa on the Anatolian mainland. And so the idea that it was actually a part of Greece returned, and now seems to be largely accepted by the specialists.

This book is an edition of all the Hittite texts that refer to Ahhiyawa, whether letters, royal propaganda, or oracle reports. The texts are given in both transliterated Hittite and English translation, and each has a brief introduction and following commentary. It's a very small corpus, but an intriguing one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book including the known "Ahhiyawa texts" up to now. February 4, 2012
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It is a book that was missing in english literature. It includes almost all texts about Ahhiyawa from the Hittite archives. It is the first so complete and detailed -as far as I know- for the english speaking readers. Huxley in 1960's wrote a book with much less information. Even in French the relevant book (for all the Hittite archives - Laroche) is so old that has been sold out and not re-printed.
The present book contains even some recently unearthed -or discovered- finds.
It does not contain "Alaksandu treaty" -referring indirectly through "Tudhaliya II"- to the Assuwan war of this king, war connected possibly to Ahhiyawa. Besides it does not include either the inscription on Hattusa'a sword or the inscription on the silver bowl now in the Ankara museum "Samaya...".
I think it is an excellent book extremely useful for the scholars of this period and the connections between the people of the Land of Hatti and Ahhiyawa, writen by three devoted scholars in this sector. Moreover it contains an extremely illuminating introduction and epilogue.
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