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  1. Mar 2023
    1. The account of Hatti’s rise from the ashes is contained in the Hittite document called the Deeds ofSuppiluliumas.
    2. Hatti reached the pinnacle of its power between about 1430 and 1200 B.C., during the period known as the NewKingdom

      The New Kingdom from around 1430 to 1200 BCE was the peak of Hatti power in the ancient Near East.

    3. Isuwans

      Isuwa (transcribed Išuwa and sometimes rendered Ishuwa) was the ancient Hittite name for one of its neighboring Anatolian kingdoms to the east. Isuwa is the origin of our word 'Asia'.

    4. The Hittites treated their defeated enemies the same way other Near Eastern states did. Cities were generally looted,except for their temple precincts. Captured populations were deported, either in whole or in part

      Defeated Hatti enemies who weren't deported were usually left to rebuild with a three year tax exemption.

    5. Hatti at War

      Iron at this time was meteoric in origin and incredibly valuable, so it wouldn't have been used until after the collapse of the Hittite Empire when iron smelting began its rise; bronze weapons would have been more common as a result.

    6. When they were inducted into the army, soldiers and junior officers had to swear elaborate oaths of loyalty tothe Great King, including a bringing down of curses on their heads if they were disloyal.

      Some of the oaths taken by Hatti warriors involved mutton fat and melted wax on one's hands. Another version indicated that the breaking of the oath would turn them into women, their troops into women, and their weapons destroyed and replaced with weaving sticks and mirrors.

    1. Wilusa (Hittite: 𒌷𒃾𒇻𒊭 URUwi5-lu-ša) or Wilusiya was a Late Bronze Age city in western Anatolia known from references in fragmentary Hittite records. The city is notable for its identification with the archaeological site of Troy, and thus its potential connection to the legendary Trojan War.

      Wilusa is a city in western Anatolia in the Late Bronze Age which we identify as a Hittite word for the city of Troy.

      Mentioned briefly in lecture 10 of Ancient Empires before Alexander.