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dc.contributor.advisorGates, Marie-Henriette
dc.contributor.authorKöpürlüoğlu, Hande.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-27T07:02:12Z
dc.date.available2016-09-27T07:02:12Z
dc.date.copyright2016-09
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.date.submitted2016-09-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/32284
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of Archaeology, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2016.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 91-95).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe LBA rock reliefs are the works of the last three or four generations of the Hittite Empire. The first appearance of the Hittite rock relief is dated to the reign of Muwatalli II who not only sets up an image on a living rock but also shows his own image on his seals with his tutelary deity, the Storm-god. The ex-urban settings of the LBA rock reliefs and the sacred nature of the religion make the work on this subject harder because it also requires philosophical and theological evaluations. The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the reasons for executing rock reliefs, understanding the depicted scenes, revealing the subject of the depicted figures, and to interpret the purposes of the rock reliefs in LBA and IA. Furthermore, the meaning behind the visualized religious statements will be investigated. Whether there was a cultural continuity in the IA in the context of iconography, functions, and meanings will be proposed. Various iconographies depicted on the living rock and used on the royal seals reveal that the politico-religious discourse of the Hittite kingship gained a new ideological perspective. The IA rock monuments indicate a Hittite cultural inheritance along with the Assyrian influence. However, IA states also produced a number of inscribed colossal statues and stelae, and rock reliefs. In general, the Hittites were executing rock monuments which carry religious elements as a way of promulgating their political propaganda, and attributing the authority of the king to the mighty god/s.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Hande Köpürlüoğlu.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 122 leaves : illustrations, map.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectHittite Empireen_US
dc.subjectLate Bronze and Iron Age Anatoliaen_US
dc.subjectNeo-Hittiteen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectRock Reliefsen_US
dc.titleHittite rock reliefs in Southeastern Anatolia as a religious manifestation of the late bronze and iron agesen_US
dc.title.alternativeGeç tunç ve demir çağlarında dini bir manifesto olarak Güneydoğu’da Hitit kaya kabartmalarıen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Archaeologyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB154100
dc.embargo.release2018-07-01


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