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The Struggles for the Royal Succession: From Mursili I to Muwattalli I (c. 1620–1400)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.05
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

On his death, and in accordance with his wishes, Hattusili was succeeded by his grandson and adopted son Mursili as king of the Hittites. Perhaps intentionally, Mursili may well have been obliged to ... More


The Showdown with Egypt: The Reign of Muwattalli II (c.1295–1272)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.09
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

On his death, Mursili left to his son and successor, Muwattalli, a relatively stable Hittite kingdom. But further to the south a major new threat was building in the form of Egypt. Tensions between ... More


The Ill-Fated Reign of the Second-Rank Son: The Reign of Urhi-Teshub (c.1272–1267)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.10
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

It is thought that shortly after his accession, Muwattalli assigned to his brother Hattusili the responsibility for governing the northern regions of the Hittite kingdom. In the reign of his brother ... More


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