By Itamar Singer

In a profession spanning approximately 4 many years, greater than thirty of them as Professor of Hittitology within the division of Archaeology and historic close to japanese Cultures at Tel Aviv college, Itamar Singer has had a profound effect at the box of historic close to japanese reviews, and Hittite reviews particularly. His wide-ranging contributions have nowhere been extra deeply felt than within the historic reconstruction of the overseas affairs of the 13th century B.C.E.—the finish of the Bronze Age within the jap Mediterranean. The essays amassed during this quantity are a testomony to the influence of his examine on realizing Hatti's diplomatic family with the opposite nice powers during this severe interval of human heritage and on elucidating the complicated dynamics that resulted in the disintegration of the Hittite Empire.

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For prosopographical studies on thirteenth-century Hittite nobles and officials, many of whom are attested in the archives of Ugarit, see van den Hout 1995 (with further refs. quoted on p. 1, n. 2; see also Singer 1997). 16. For the prehistory of Ugarit, see De Contenson 1992. e. and remained abandoned for a period of a hundred years or more (Yon 1997a: 258; 1997b: 26). In third millennium written documents Ugarit has not yet been identified with certainty. Both proposed identifications of Ugarit in the texts from Ebla (Archi 1987)—U9-ga-ra-at in a list of geographical names and Ù-gu/gú-ra-at/ tum in economic texts—have been contested on both phonetical and contextual grounds (Bonechi 1993: 309; Astour 1995: 57, n.

Klengel’s chapter on Ugarit (Klengel 1969) includes the earlier evidence as well. The publication of numerous new texts, especially relating to the final phases of Ugarit’s history, has prompted a new compendium by Liverani (Liverani 1979a), which remains till now the only full-scale history of Ugarit. It covers not only political history, but also various demographic, socio-economic, and cultural topics. Klengel has also updated his chapter on Ugarit in his latest handbook on Syria (Klengel 1992).

E. and remained abandoned for a period of a hundred years or more (Yon 1997a: 258; 1997b: 26). In third millennium written documents Ugarit has not yet been identified with certainty. Both proposed identifications of Ugarit in the texts from Ebla (Archi 1987)—U9-ga-ra-at in a list of geographical names and Ù-gu/gú-ra-at/ tum in economic texts—have been contested on both phonetical and contextual grounds (Bonechi 1993: 309; Astour 1995: 57, n. 11). Unlike Byblos, Ugarit is not mentioned in the Ur III texts, which conforms to the archaeological record.

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