Hittite Landscape and Geography Mark Weeden and Lee Ullmann have gathered 28 specialist authors to present an up-to-date account of research on the Geography of Late Bronze Age Anatolia (second half of the second millennium BC) using information both from cuneiform texts and from archaeological excavation and survey. The study of texts and archaeology require different specialisms. This is the first time an attempt has been made to present a co-ordinated monograph-length view of Hittite geography since 1959, and the first time that any work has tried to balance archaeological and textual data for the same geographical areas. The result is a foundational research tool which will put scholarship on Hittite Geography on a firm footing for the future.
Mark Weeden, is a senior lecturer in Ancient Near Eastern Studies at SOAS, University of London. He works on Anatolia and Syria in the Late Bronze and Iron Ages, and authored the book
Hittite Logograms and Hittite Scholarship (2011).
Lee Ullmann is the Director of the MIT Sloan Latin America Office in Santiago, Chile. He previously taught in the Art History & Archaeology Department at Columbia University and his PhD was entitled
Movement and the Making of Place in the Hittite Landscape.
List of Figures List of Sigla and Abbreviations Textual and Bibliographical Abbreviations
Introduction Mark Weeden and Lee Z. Ullmann
Perspectives based Primarily on Archaeological Evidence
The Land of the Hittites: Airs, Waters and Places Neil Roberts 3
The Discovery of a Hittite City Developments in Hittite Geography based on the Identification of Ortaköy-Šapinuwa Aygül Süel and Mustafa Süel† 4
Hattusa and its Environs: Archaeology Andreas Schachner 5
Central East: Archaeology. Alacahöyük, Eskiyapar, Ortaköy, Maşathöyük Tunç Sipahi, Aygül Süel, Mustafa Süel† and Mark Weeden 6
The East: Archaeology. The Upper Land, Azzi-Hayaša, Išuwa Andreas Müller-Karpe 7
The North: Archaeology Claudia Glatz 8
South-Central: Archaeology Alvise Matessi and Bianca Maria Tomassini Pieri 9
Central West: Archaeology Kimiyoshi Matsumura and Mark Weeden 10
The West: Archaeology Sevinç Günel 11
Kizzuwatna: Archaeology Mirko Novák and Susanne Rutishauser 12
The Euphrates States and Elbistan: Archaeology Michael Brown and Tony J. Wilkinson† 13
The Northern Levant: Archaeology Jesse Casana
Perspectives based Primarily on Philological Evidence
Hattuša and Environs: Philology Özlem Sir Gavaz 15
Central East: Philology Aygül Süel, Mustafa Süel† and Mark Weeden 16
The East: Upper Land, Išuwa-Malitiya, Azzi-Hayaša Philology Metin Alparslan 17
The North: Hanhana, Hattena, Ištahara, Hakpiš, Nerik, Zalpuwa, Tummana, Pala and the Hulana River Land Carlo Corti 18
South Central: The Lower Land and Tarḫuntašša Massimo Forlanini 19
Central West: Philology Stefano de Martino 20
The West: Philology Max Gander 21
Kizzuwatna and the Euphrates States: Kummaha, Elbistan, Malatya: Philology J. David Hawkins and Mark Weeden 22
The Historical Geography of Hittite Syria: Philology Yoram Cohen 23
A Commercial Geography of Anatolia: Integrating Hittite and Assyrian Texts, Archaeology and Topography Gojko Barjamovic 24
Moving through the Landscape in Hittite Texts Jürgen Lorenz
Academics, students and general readers interested in the study of the Hittite civilisation especially the field of its Historical Geography and anyone interested in the landscape of Anatolia/Turkey.