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The Purity of Kingship: An Edition of Cht 569 and Related Hittite Oracle Inquiries of Tuthaliya IV (Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East , No 15) Hardcover – August 1, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-9004109865 ISBN-10: 9004109862 Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Series: Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East , No 15 (Book 25)
  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub; First Edition edition (August 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9004109862
  • ISBN-13: 978-9004109865
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 9.4 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,562,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


'Van den Hout has prepared an exemplary edition of this material, elucidating its philological difficulties, and drawing from it important historical data for a crucial period of Hittite history...This study will be of great interest to all Hittitilogists and to many ancient historians as well.' Gary Beckman, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 1999.

About the Author

Theo P.J. van den Hout is Professor of Anatolian Languages and History of the preclassical period at the University of Amsterdam. His books include Der Ulmitesub-Vertrag. Eine prosopographische Untersuchung (Wiesbaden 1995) and, together with H.G. Guterbock, The Hittite Instruction for the Royal Bodyguard (Chicago, 1991).

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