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FORTRESS 73: HITTITE FORTIFICATIONS c.1650–700 BC
Author: Nossov, K.S.

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Osprey Publishing 2008 Paperback 248mm x 184mm 64 pages colour & b/w artwork thro'out.

FORTRESS 73: HITTITE FORTIFICATIONS c.1650–700 BC

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In the second half of the third millennium BC the Indo-European tribe known as the Hittites migrated and settled in Central Anatolia at that time a land of small city-states whose rulers lived in fortresses. These fortifications enabled the Hittites to transform themselves into a Bronze Age super-power defeating the Egyptians at Kadesh in c.1274 BC. Konstantin Nossov examines the fortifications constructed by the Hittites in their efforts to sustain and then halt the decline of their once flourishing empire. Providing an in-depth anatomy of the fortresses focusing on the major sites of the principal city Hattusha as well as sites at Alacahöyük and Karatepe with full-colour reconstructions this is an intriguing glimpse into the history of an empire which at its height rivalled the Egyptians and Assyrians. It concludes with an examination of these sites as they survive today information that will appeal both to history enthusiasts and tourists visiting the area.

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Author Nossov, K.S.
Publisher Osprey Publishing
ISBN 9781846032073
Date of Publication 2008
Edition N/A
Binding Paperback
Book Size 248mm x 184mm
Number of pages 64
Images colour & b/w artwork thro'out
Language English Text
SKU MBN8768

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