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Royal Hittite Instructions and Related Administrative Texts

Royal Hittite Instructions and Related Administrative Texts( )
Author: Miller, Jared L.
Series title:Writings from the Ancient World; Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Society of Biblical Literature
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $53.95
Book Description:

Few compositions provide as much insight into the structure of the Hittite state and the nature of Hittite society as the so-called Instructions. While these texts may strike the modern reader as didactic, the Hittites, who categorized them together with state treaties, understood them as "contracts" or "obligations," consisting of the king's instructions to officials such as priests and temple personnel, mayors, military officers, border garrison commanders, and palace servants. They...
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