The Hittites: A Civilization That Changed the World
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I do admit I might only give it three stars without the melliflous narration of Jeremy Irons, gently pronouncing these jawcracker names. There seems to be some disagreement on how to pronounce the names, and the written form (from the Cambridge Ancient History) lists them as having -ash at the end. Hattushilli is Khattushilash, for example, so it make it confusing.
I quite enjoyed this DVD, and have watched it several times. It has surprising production values compare to many shows on the History Channel, and seems to have been promoted by the Turkish government - if so, good for them. Turkey is a deep well of history.
Bottom line, if you're a veteran watcher of History Channel type documentaries, you'll enjoy this.
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A really good and accurate overall reflection of the Hittites. A useful tool for the sutdent of Ancient Near East Culture.Published 14 days ago by Dennis Witham
THE HITTITES (A/K/A THE HITTITES: A CIVILIZATION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, Narr. Jeremy Irons, 2008, 115 minutes) is a most excellent and awesome documentary that teaches us about... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Hui Shen ben Israel
Loved this program on tv. Well done in showing the story of these people. Jeremy Iron's voice as the host is so clear and I marveled at his pronunciation of the complicated... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Phyllis Sherwin
This captivating documentary about an unfortunately-obscure civilization really tells the story well. Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by John A. Lindquist
Our OAT guide previewed this video with our tour group before visiting the Hittite Museum in Ankara, Turkey. Read morePublished on December 4, 2011 by Amazon Customer