The Kingdom of the Hittites

Trevor Bryce
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999) 464 pp., $35

Trevor Bryce, a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Honorary Research Consultant at the University of Queensland and a former professor of classics and ancient history at the University of New England, Australia, has published several books on the ancient Near East, including The Major Historical Texts of Early Hittite History (1983). He has just completed a companion volume to The Kingdom of the Hittites titled Life and Society in the Hittite World (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

From 1988 to 1991, a joint French-Jordanian team excavated at Amman’s Lower Citadel. The dig was directed by Fawzi Zayadine of Jordan’s Department of Antiquities and Jean-Baptiste Humbert of Jerusalem’s École Biblique et Archeologique Français.