The Hittites and Their Neighbors

A Listmania! list by Arch Stanton (Nottingham, UK)
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."
The Kingdom of the Hittites
1.  The Kingdom of the Hittites by Trevor Bryce
The list author says:
  "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."
$72.25   Used & New from: $56.17
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Life and Society in the Hittite World
2.  Life and Society in the Hittite World by Trevor Bryce
The list author says:
  "This is Bryce's book on the culture of the Hittites."
$54.69   Used & New from: $33.77
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Hittites and Their World (Archaeology and Biblical Studies)
3.  The Hittites and Their World (Archaeology and Biblical Studies) by Billie Jean Collins
The list author says:
  "Haven't read this one yet but it looks promising."
$26.69   Used & New from: $22.43
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Hittites
4.  The Hittites by O. R. Gurney
The list author says:
  "Outdated, but still useful book."
Used & New from: $3.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Hittites: And Their Contemporaries in Asia Minor (Revised and Enlarged Edition)  (Ancient Peoples and Places)
5.  The Hittites: And Their Contemporaries in Asia Minor (Revised and Enlarged Edition) (Ancient Peoples and Places) by J. G. Macqueen
The list author says:
  "Good pictures but little new data."
$16.58   Used & New from: $5.77
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Hittites: The Story of a Forgotten Empire
6.  The Hittites: The Story of a Forgotten Empire by Archibald Henry Sayce
The list author says:
  "Really old. Written before the Hittite language was deciphered so most of this deals with the Biblical evidence."
$15.99   Used & New from: $9.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Hittite Warrior
7.  Hittite Warrior by Trevor Bryce
The list author says:
  "This is a brief book on the Hittite army. Has some excellent illustrations and what information it contains is very good. I just wish that it was longer."
$12.03   Used & New from: $6.70
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700 BC (Fortress)
8.  Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700 BC (Fortress) by K. Nosov
The list author says:
  "Another short book with excellent illustrations."
$16.93   Used & New from: $7.93
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Bronze Age War Chariots (New Vanguard)
9.  Bronze Age War Chariots (New Vanguard) by Nic Fields
The list author says:
  "This isn't about the Hittites per say, but it deals with Bronze Age chariots and it certainly mentions the Hittites."
$15.20   Used & New from: $7.18
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East: The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age
10.  Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East: The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age by Trevor Bryce
The list author says:
  "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."
$90.46
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Letters from the Hittite Kingdom (Writings from the Ancient World/Society of Biblical Literature)
11.  Letters from the Hittite Kingdom (Writings from the Ancient World/Society of Biblical Literature) by Harry A. Hoffner
The list author says:
  "Original source documents from the Hittites."
$30.67   Used & New from: $26.67
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Hittite Diplomatic Texts, Second edition
12.  Hittite Diplomatic Texts, Second edition by Gary M. Beckman
The list author says:
  "Ditto"
$18.95   Used & New from: $10.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Hittite Myths, Second Edition
13.  Hittite Myths, Second Edition by Harry A. Hoffner
The list author says:
  "Ditto"
$12.70   Used & New from: $4.68
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Amarna Letters
14.  The Amarna Letters by William L. Moran
The list author says:
  "These are Egyptian texts but they are very thorough and they deal with a good deal of foreign affairs so the Hittites show up a lot."
$32.76   Used & New from: $20.00
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Collapse of the Bronze Age: The Story of Greece, Troy, Israel, Egypt, and the Peoples of the Sea
15.  Collapse of the Bronze Age: The Story of Greece, Troy, Israel, Egypt, and the Peoples of the Sea by Manuel Robbins
The list author says:
  "A basic but detailed book on the end of the Bronze Age. A very good beginners text, but it doesn't list it's sources. Still, very little that is controversial about the ideas that it presents."
$25.90   Used & New from: $19.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

The End of the Bronze Age
16.  The End of the Bronze Age by Robert Drews
The list author says:
  "Another book about the end of the Bronze Age. This one is examining the reasons for the fall with the author pushing his own view pretty hard (Changes in the Mode of Warfare). Still a good read."
$35.63   Used & New from: $15.22
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Brotherhood of Kings: How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East
17.  Brotherhood of Kings: How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East by Amanda H. Podany
The list author says:
  "A new book on diplomacy in the Ancient Near East. Looks to be good."
$29.85   Used & New from: $13.58
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

In Search of the Trojan War, Updated edition
18.  In Search of the Trojan War, Updated edition by Michael Wood
The list author says:
  "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."
$31.78   Used & New from: $0.44
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Troy and Homer: Towards a Solution of an Old Mystery
19.  Troy and Homer: Towards a Solution of an Old Mystery by Joachim Latacz
The list author says:
  "This is a book dealing with the debate on the historicity of Homer. The author is an archaeologist who worked at Troy for many years."
$84.73   Used & New from: $31.85
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Trojans and Their Neighbours: An Introduction (Peoples of the Ancient World)
20.  Trojans and Their Neighbours: An Introduction (Peoples of the Ancient World) by Trevor Bryce
The list author says:
  "Trevor Bryce writes the known history of the city of Troy from its foundation through the Roman era. The focus is on the Bronze Age Troy, especially the late Bronze Age."
$32.90   Used & New from: $19.55
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Troy C. 1700-1250 BC (Fortress, 17)
21.  Troy C. 1700-1250 BC (Fortress, 17) by Nic Fields
The list author says:
  "A very short book with detailed illustrations. Very little new information."
$14.13   Used & New from: $6.65
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Mycenaeans
22.  The Mycenaeans by Louise Schofield
The list author says:
  "A book on the Mycenaeans. Since all of their written records seem to deal with tax information there is very little that is known about their history except through archaeology."
Used & New from: $48.26
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Mycenaean World
23.  The Mycenaean World by John Chadwick
The list author says:
  "A somewhat older, but still useful, book on the Mycenaeans."
$33.95   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Iliad of Homer
24.  The Iliad of Homer by Homer
The list author says:
  "The famous Iliad of Homer. The earliest source to mention the Trojan War. A good story but far too long and repetitive."
$40.75   Used & New from: $11.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (587 customer reviews)

The Odyssey of Homer
25.  The Odyssey of Homer by Homer
The list author says:
  "The "sequel" to the Iliad. Deals with Odysseus' return home."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

See buying options
Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt
26.  Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt by Barbara Mertz
The list author says:
  "A popular history of Egypt."
$14.34   Used & New from: $0.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
27.  Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt by Barbara Mertz
The list author says:
  "A social history of Ancient Egypt."
$18.80   Used & New from: $4.23
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

New Kingdom Egypt (Elite)
28.  New Kingdom Egypt (Elite) by Mark Healy
The list author says:
  "A short book on the Egyptian military."
$13.36   Used & New from: $7.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

A Comparative Grammar of the Hittite Language, Volume I (Revised Edition)
29.  A Comparative Grammar of the Hittite Language, Volume I (Revised Edition) by Edgar H. Sturtevant
The list author says:
  "Want to learn Hittite? I don't particularly, but if you do this is the way."
Used & New from: $45.00

See buying options
A Grammar of the Hittite Language, PT.2: Tutorial (Languages of the Ancient Near East)
30.  A Grammar of the Hittite Language, PT.2: Tutorial (Languages of the Ancient Near East) by Harry A. Hoffner
The list author says:
  "Ditto."
$32.50   Used & New from: $30.87
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Hittites: A Civilization That Changed the World
31.  The Hittites: A Civilization That Changed the World DVD ~ Jeremy Irons
The list author says:
  "A Turkish documentary on the Hittites. Has some cool recreations. I have to admit that this film bored the hell out of me though. Even Jeremy Iron's narration can't keep this film interesting."
Used & New from: $125.97
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

See buying options
LAS CIUDADES PERDIDAS DE LA ANTIGUEDAD LOS SE—ORES OSCUROS DE HATTUSHA (THE LOST CITIES OF THE ANCIENTS:/THE DARK LORDS OF HATTUSHA)
32.  LAS CIUDADES PERDIDAS DE LA ANTIGUEDAD LOS SE—ORES OSCUROS DE HATTUSHA (THE LOST CITIES OF THE ANCIENTS:/THE DARK LORDS OF HATTUSHA) 
The list author says:
  "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."
Used & New from: $5.99

See buying options
Ancient Egyptians
33.  Ancient Egyptians DVD ~ Jeremy Sisto
The list author says:
  "This documentary is about the Egyptians but it features superb reenactments (including the Battle of Megiddo) and all of the actors are speaking Ancient Egyptian."
$20.79   Used & New from: $12.82
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

THE EGYPTIAN (NON Removable Chinese Subtitles) [NTSC-ALL Regions / IMPORT] (1954)
34.  THE EGYPTIAN (NON Removable Chinese Subtitles) [NTSC-ALL Regions / IMPORT] (1954) DVD ~ Jean Simmons
The list author says:
  "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."
$29.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (270 customer reviews)

Land of the Pharaohs
35.  Land of the Pharaohs DVD ~ Jack Hawkins
The list author says:
  "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."
$50.00   Used & New from: $8.07
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

I the Sun
36.  I the Sun by Janet Morris
The list author says:
  "Just found this one. A novel that deals with Suppiluliumas' reign. This was the Hittites at their height. I will definitely check this out and review it for this site."
Used & New from: $4.19
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Hittite
37.  The Hittite by Noel Bertram Gerson
The list author says:
  "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."
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Hittite Warrior (Living History Library)
38.  Hittite Warrior (Living History Library) by Joanne S. Williamson
The list author says:
  "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."
$12.56   Used & New from: $4.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

The Hittite
39.  The Hittite by Ben Bova
The list author says:
  "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."
$18.00   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

The Hittite Must Die
40.  The Hittite Must Die by M. Shamir
The list author says:
  "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."
Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

See buying options

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.com
 Go to Your Profile page

About this Listmania!

 

Author

Arch Stanton (Nottingham, UK)
Qualifications: Future Historian
Last updated: 5/16/11
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

   

More So You'd Like to...