The list author says: "The Hittites were one of the most fascinating peoples of the Bronze Age. They built a great empire in Asia Minor that was able to vy with Egypt for the control of the Levant and fought the greatest battle of the Bronze Age for it. Then they lay forgotten for thousands of years until their culture was rediscovered in the last century. Their history is known from thousands of tablets discovered in massive archives, which means that there is a surprising amount that can be said about this forgotten people."
"Trevor Bryce is probably the greatest writer on the Hittites. His books cover what is known about the Hittites very thoroughly and readably. This book deals only with the history of the Hittites and leaves their culture for another book."
"This looks like a fascinating book. And it's put together by Trevor Bryce which is extra good. If only it were about $70-80 cheaper. The only people who can afford this book will be specialists and School libraries."
"Now the focus leaves the Hittites completely. This is an accessible book on the Trojan War. The Trojans were under Hittite control so this book deals with them a lot since they are the only contemporary writers whose writings have survived."
"This is from a BBC documentary. This episode deals with the Hittites. Itís quite good for the visuals (especially the recreation of Hattusa) and as an example of exciting documentary film-making, but they only include the most shocking and sensationalist material they can find. It is however, eminently watchable. It can be found online so I donít suggest buying this unless you want it in Spanish."
"As far as I know this is the only time the Hittites show up on film (as opposed to a documentary). This is the '50s so they look really funny, with helmets shaped like shopping carts. Suppiluliuma is about to attack Egypt but Akhenaten has become Christian (or close enough) and is unwilling to fight. Meanwhile the physician Sinue suffers a series of disasters which get him banished. A good film."
"Another film about the Egyptians. This is kind of a cheat since it's about the pharaoh Khufu and the building of the first pyramids which happened well before the Hittites even existed. Still, it's a good film and deserves to be seen."
"Described as "The full-blooded novel of a young war lord in the midst of the violent splendor of a pagan empire." If that appeals to you then go for it. I'm only including it for completeness' sake. Also has a Greek hoplite on the cover for some reason."
"This is an older novel that deals with the fall of the Hittites. Personally, I'd like to see them in their prime. Anyways, the guy escapes and ends up amongst the Israelites during the Judges period. A very good read. It is written in the same style as the documents of that period, especially the Bible, giving it a very realistic feel."
"A new novel that deals with the Trojan War. Is that all that ever comes up when there is a reference to the Hittites? Nothing particularly interesting about the Hittites in here. They fall just before the book begins. Bova essentially uses his Hittite to give a more modern perspective to the Trojan War. The Hittites are basically treated as a generic warrior society with a professional army."
"This isn't technically about the Hittites, but the main character is Uriah the Hittite and it takes place during King David's reign. The Hittites of the Bible were one of the tribes of Israel and were (probably) not connected to the far older Hittite empire. YA Novel."