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FOR 073 Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700 BC

FOR 073 Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700 BC
Autor: Konstantin Nossov
Data publikacji: 2008-02-06
ISBN: 9781846032073
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 184 mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 64
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Opis produktu:

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.

Contents
Introduction • Chronology • Methods of construction • Anatomy of Hittite fortresses • Tour of the sites: Hattusha, Alacahöyük and Karatepe • Sanctuaries and the living sites • Aftermath • The sites today • Bibliography and further reading • Index

Konstantin Nossov is a researcher in and advisor on ancient and medieval arms, armour and warfare, as well as the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. His particular areas of interest include the history of weapons, fortification and siege warfare. He has always lived in Moscow, Russia, and has travelled extensively in Europe, North Africa, South Asia, Asia Minor and the Far East. Konstantin has written several Osprey books, as well as other English language titles and numerous books in Russian.



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