The Hittites and their Successors

Angus is joined by Josho Brouwers, Murray Dahm, Mark McCaffery, Steven Weingartner and Sean Manning.

They discuss Ancient Warfare Magazine volume IX, issue 3 “The Hittites and their Successors“.

“Anatolia juts out from Asia and forms an important gateway to Europe. Essentially a large peninsula, it borders Syria in the south, Mesopotamia in the east, and the Aegean in the west. Over the course of time, it has been the home of a remarkable number of different peoples, speaking a great variety of different languages. In the second millennium BC , a powerful kingdom arose whose leaders rubbed shoulders with mighty rulers from other parts of the Near East: the kingdom of the Hittites.” More

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Bibliography

Richard Beale, The Organization of the Hittite Military (Heidelberg 1992)
Dominique Charpin, Reading and Writing in Babylon.  Jane Marie Todd tr.,  Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA and London, England 2010).
Robert Drews, End of the Bronze Age
Claus Wilcke, Wer las und schrieb in Babylonien und Assyrien.  C.H. Beck, 2001. ISBN 978-3-7696-1612-5

There are 3 comments

  1. Simon F

    Love the podcasts but the very poor sound quality on much of the Hittite episode made me give up listening which was a shame because I was very interested to hear more about them.

  2. admin

    Simon,

    The internet gods weren’t with us when we recorded that! I even check with Stephen and Sean the day before to test Skype with them.

    In the end it was a bit of a let down as its a very good discussion. As no one is getting paid and trying to get a team together to record on three different continents is very difficult I think we just have to roll with it.

    We will try harder, at least most of the time the sound is ok (some of the early ones we did were dreadful).

    Angus

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