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- DescriptionIn the second half of the third millennium BC the Indo-European tribe kwn 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 Alacah_y_k and Karatepe, with full-color 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 to both enthusiasts and tourists visiting the area.
- Author BiographyKonstantin Nossov was born in 1972 and is a graduate of Moscow State University and a researcher in ancient and medieval military history as well as author of a number of books published in Russian. He has also written a number of English-language magazine articles. The author lives in Moscow, Russia.
- Author(s)Konstantin S. Nossov
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication06/02/2008
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Series TitleFortress
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOsprey Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations (chiefly col.)
- Weight245 g
- Width185 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Illustrator(s)Brian Delf
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