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dc.contributor.authorGerçek, N. İ.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-22T17:44:04Z
dc.date.available2019-02-22T17:44:04Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-04en_US
dc.identifier.issn2328-9554
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/50553
dc.description.abstractHittite archives are remarkably rich in geographical data. A diverse array of documents has yielded, aside from thousands of geographical names (of towns, territories, mountains, and rivers), detailed descriptions of the Hittite state’s frontiers and depictions of landscape and topography. Historical geography has, as a result, occupied a central place in Hittitological research since the beginnings of the field. The primary aim of scholarship in this area has been to locate (precisely) or localize (approximately) regions, towns, and other geographical features, matching Hittite geographical names with archaeological sites, unexcavated mounds, and—whenever possible—with geographical names from the classical period. At the same time, comparatively little work has been done on geographical thinking in Hittite Anatolia: how and for what purpose(s) was geographical information collected, organized, and presented? How did those who produce the texts imagine their world and their homeland, “the Land of Hatti?” How did they characterize other lands and peoples they came into contact with? Concentrating on these questions, the present paper aims to extract from Hittite written sources their writers’ geographical conceptions and practices. It is argued that the acquisition and management of geographical information was an essential component of the Hittite Empire’s administrative infrastructure and that geographical knowledge was central to the creation of a Hittite homeland.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleJournal of Ancient Near Eastern Historyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1515/janeh-2017-0026en_US
dc.subjectHittiteen_US
dc.subjectHittitesen_US
dc.subjectHattien_US
dc.subjectHistorical geographyen_US
dc.subjectCosmologyen_US
dc.titleHittite geographers: geographical perceptions and practices in hittite anatoliaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Archaeologyen_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber4en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1-2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/janeh-2017-0026en_US
dc.publisherDe Gruyteren_US
dc.identifier.eissn2328-9562


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