By N. Ilgi Gerçek
This e-book focues at the Kaska humans of the Black Sea sector and their interactions with the Hittite Empire. A inhabitants workforce attested basically in Hittite documents from the Early Empire and Empire sessions (1450-1200 BCE), the Kaska are portrayed in Hittite assets (especially historiography) as a antagonistic, uncontrollable those that represented an everlasting threat to the Hittite country.
Modern works normally signify the Kaska as a special ethnic workforce with a predominantly pastoralist, semi-nomadic lifestyle and tribal social association. it's been instructed that they got here to the primary Black Sea zone as invaders, instigating a perennial clash at the empire's northern frontier.
Based on a accomplished examine of the first resources (i.e., Hittite texts and archaeological information from the Black Sea region), the current learn undertakes a reevaluation of the Kaska and their function in Hittite historical past, wondering the accepted view that the designation "Kaska" corresponded to an ethnic crew below that identify. It indicates as a substitute that during Hittite assets the identify "Kaska" denoted assorted teams of people that inhabited the northern frontier of Hittite territory, and whose definitive attribute was once that they withdrew from the kingdom and have been by no means topic to direct Hittite imperial control.
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