By Jared L. Miller

Few compositions offer as a lot perception into the constitution of the Hittite country and the character of Hittite society because the so-called directions. whereas those texts may possibly strike the trendy reader as didactic, the Hittites, who classified them including country treaties, understood them as “contracts” or “obligations,” which include the king’s directions to officers resembling clergymen and temple group of workers, mayors, army officials, border garrison commanders, and palace servants. They element how and in what spirit the officers are to hold out their tasks and what results they're to endure for failure. additionally incorporated are a number of examples of heavily comparable oath impositions and oaths. amassing for the 1st time the complete corpus of Hittite directions, this available quantity provides those works in transliteration of the unique texts and translation, with transparent and readable introductory essays, references to fundamental and secondary assets, and thorough indices.

Jared L. Miller is Professor of old close to jap experiences at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. he's the writer of reviews within the Origins, improvement and Interpretation of the Kizzuwatna Rituals and the co-editor of Pax Hethitica: reviews at the Hittites and Their Neighbours in Honour of Itamar Singer (both from Harrassowitz).

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