Letters of the great kings of the ancient Near East : the royal correspondence of the late Bronze Age

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Full title: 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-
Format: Book           


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.