The hittites the story of a forgotten empire paperback hardcover one of the first books to reveal in detail the history of the hittites a people once thought only to have existed in biblical references this classic masterpiece of archaeological detective work was penned by britains leading expert in ancient middle eastern languages. The hittites the story of a forgotten empire a h 1845 1933 sayce on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it this work was reproduced from the original artifact. This book was written in the late 1800s and revised several times lastly in 1903 you should read it as an historical document it is racist and uses the sources available then racial phrenology the bible and egyptian hieroglyphs the writing of the hittites still unreadable at that time. An author of this essay the hittites the story of a forgotten empire would explore the archeological foundings on the hittites empire from its origin to the decline moreover the writer would discuss the socio political nature of the hittites society at the time. The hittites the story of a forgotten empire by a h sayce its details however afford a welcome insight into the history of the time and show to what a height of power the hittite empire had advanced its king could summon to his aid vassal allies not only from syria but from the distant regions of asia minor as well
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