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  The Hittites - All About Turkey
The Hittite family was of the normal patriarchal type: the father gave his daughter aqua in marriage; the bridegroom paid him the bride-price and thereafter took the bride and possessed her; if she was taken in adultery he had the right to decide her fate.
The religion of the Hittite people was concerned primarily with ensuring the favor of the local deity, whose in most cases was that of a fertility god controlling the weather.
The religion of the Hittites was an amalgam (mixture).
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  Hittites - MSN Encarta
Hittites (Hebrew Hittim), ancient people of Asia Minor and the Middle East, inhabiting the land of Hatti on the central plateau of what is now Anatolia, Turkey, and some areas of northern Syria.
For example, certain military engagements were mentioned as victories for the Hittites, whereas the Egyptian records identify the engagements as Hittite defeats.
The literature of the Hittites was highly developed, particularly in the form of historical records and stories.
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The land that the Hittites originally inhabited was known as Hatti, and their main city became Hattusha.
Although the origin of the Hittites is not known, it is clear that they did speak an Indo-European language, often called Nesian.
The Hittite governance was totally dominated by the king, who was also the supreme priest, military commander and chief judge.
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  Civilization III: Conquests
The Pharaoh Ramses II moved into Palestine with a large army of chariots and infantry, to be met by a Hittite force of equal size (yet also composed partly of three-man chariots, a much larger variant of the first wheeled fighting vehicles, which permitted the riders to fight hand-to-hand as well as at a distance).
The Hittites were able to surprise the Egyptians near dusk, and only a dramatic force march by the Pharaoh's reserves prevented the total destruction of the Egyptian army.
The Hittites were forced to retreat, but given the casualties they suffered, the Egyptians were unable to capitalize on the Hittite retreat and Ramses' overall objective, Egyptian control of Palestine and Syria, was not achieved.
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  Hittites - LoveToKnow 1911
The identification of the northern and southern Hittites, however, presents certain difficulties not yet fully explained; and it seems that we must assume Heth to have been the name both of a country in the north and of a tribal population not confined to that country.
This is supposed to have suggested to the Seljuks of Konia their heraldic device adopted in the 13th century, which, brought to Europe by the Crusaders, became the emblem of Teutonic empire in 1345.
Hittite, cuneiform and old Aramaean monuments were found with many small objects, most of which have been taken to Berlin; but no Hittite inscriptions came to light.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Hittites   (7021 words)

  Hittites - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 14th century BC, the Hittite empire was at its height, encompassing central Anatolia, north-western Syria as far as Ugarit, and upper Mesopotamia.
To the south of the core territory was the land of Kizzuwatna in the area of the Taurus Mountains.
After the incorporation or association of Arzawa and Mitanni (under Suppiluliuma I), the Hittite sphere of influence under Mursili II bordered on the Hayasa-Azzi to the east, on the Ahhiyawa and the newly-forming Assuwa confederacy to the west, on Egypt-controlled Canaan to the south, and on Assyria to the south-east.
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 Hittites - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Hittites are the civilization you require to quickly wipe out the enemy in Age of Empires, but are an otherwise crap civilisation: no boats, composite bowmen, airborne David Bowie, etc. The well known recipe goes as follows.
Hittite military strength was mocked by the Babylonian king Rabbi Hammu (also known as Hammurabi), an ancestor of Saddam Hussein, who in 1607.352 BC used the epic phrase "Hittites Smittites!".
It was erected, suprisingly, by the 20,000 eunuchs, as a symbol of femininity, fertility, firmity, rigidity, curvity and erectivity.
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 Hittites (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
These Hittites seem to have risen to great power as a nation, as for a long time they were formidable rivals of the Egyptian and Assyrian empires.
They are first referred to in Scripture in the history of Abraham, who bought from Ephron the Hittite the field and the cave of Machpelah (Gen. 15:20: 23:3-18).
From the Egyptian monuments we learn that "the Hittites were a people with yellow skins and 'Mongoloid' features, whose receding foreheads, oblique eyes, and protruding upper jaws are represented as faithfully on their own monuments as they are on those of Egypt, so that we cannot accuse the Egyptian artists of caricaturing their enemies.
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Hittite culture was greatly influenced by contacts with the Babylonians.
Because iron was plentiful, the Hittites were able to arm more people at less expense.
The Assyrians began expanding their power into the Fertile Crescent around 1100 B.C. The Hittite Empire fell in 1200 B.C., but had survived for 450 years.
home.cfl.rr.com /crossland/AncientCivilizations/Middle_East_Civilizations/Hittites/hittites.html   (215 words)

 Egyptian New Kingdom, Babylonia, Assyria, Hittites, etc.
Although the Kingdom of the Hittites in central Anatolia was wiped out by the obscure migrations of the 12th century, small Hittite (or "Neo-Hittite") states continued in Northern Syria, to which references to the Hittites in the Bible refer.
Ironically, it was the Hittites who then brought to an end the Kingdom of the Mitanni, which may have been ruled by a noble elite with Indo-Aryan affinities, speaking or influenced by another Indo-European language from the same family as Persian and Sanskrit, and who worshiped gods obviously identical to those of the Vedas.
The Hittites subsequently fought to their own draw with the Egyptians, and another modus vivendi (now with the XIX Dynasty), until being swept away themselves, leaving the field to, of course, the Assyrians.
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