- Jan 2011
I don't have my reading list to hand, but for me, Trevor Bryce's two books are comprehensive and very accessible (they read like a novel in places)Do you have any recommendations on books (preferably affordable) or academic papers on this subject?
Thanks - always been interested in Hittites and how they fit into the IE story.
...but looking on Amazon I was shocked to see the prices! (same with this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Armies-Ancient-Near-East-000/dp/B001S9KL88 )
Archibald sayce and J.G. MacQueen offer good - if dated - information. Seton Lloyd's 'Ancient Turkey' was excellent, although it covers much more than just the Hittites. This other volume of his looks rather promising too (haven't read it but it only costs a few £££s) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Highland-Peoples-Anatolia-Library-Civilisation/dp/B004CFFIEC
There's also the Osprey Hittite books 'Hittite fortifications', 'Qadesh 1300 BC', 'Hittite Warrior' and 'Bronze Age War Chariots' which are good, concise volumes supported by evocative artwork.
Quite sad how many of these books are not available or are so highly priced. I'm hoping to bring the Hittites to popular attention with my effort. Fingers crossed.