NMC260Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Taurus Mountains, Hittites, Luwian Language

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* the hittites were newcomers to the region they spoke nesite. * indigenous groups were called hatti spoke a language similar to hurrian. * - campaigning in all of the hittite period. * kashka people, the northern mountainous people who attack the hittite empire. * plot: murshili gets rich, didn"t share, so he got killed by his brother in law; * zindata same campaign, get killed by son amuna. * until son of amuna, telepinu survives assassination plot; peaceful chap. * - politics, versus brute force did not kill enemies. * - redistributes the power of the king by giving more power to the nobles (assembly, panko) in theory, sometimes imposed decisions. * - solidifies kingdom and sets the stage for the empire period. * - expands until gets to the territory of the mittani and egypt, make a treaty (to curb the hittites power)

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