Letters of the great kings of the ancient Near East : the royal correspondence of the late Bronze Age
Letters of the great kings of the ancient Near East : the royal correspondence of the late Bronze Age / Trevor Bryce.
|Main author:||Bryce, Trevor, 1940-|
Table of Contents:
- Setting the scene. The main players: the five great kingdoms. The interaction of the players: imperial administration and international relationships
- The letters and their themes. Letters and messengers. The club of royal brothers. Gift-exchanges. The marriage market. Sending for the doctor
- Historical episodes. The Syrian principalities. The warlords of Amurru. Hittite frontier correspondence. An extraordinary request. Letter to a Mycenaean king. The elusive Urhi-teshub
- Last days.