Ancient Turkey: A Traveller's History

Ancient Turkey: A Traveller's History

by Seton Lloyd

Paperback(First Edition, 25th Anniversary Edition)

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"An elegantly written account of Turkey's history by one of the greatest living authorities on the subject. . . . The historically minded visitor would be well advised to pack this beguiling book."—British Archaeological News

Seton Lloyd's lively account of Turkey's early history is for the increasing number of people visiting the ancient sites of this fabled land. Written by an archaeologist who spent much of his life in the Near East, the book is not a conventional "guide" to the antiquities of Anatolia. It is instead Lloyd's attempt to share his profound interest in an antique land, its inhabitants, and the surviving monuments that link the present to the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520275959
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/23/2013
Edition description: First Edition, 25th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Seton Lloyd was the first Director of the British
Institute of Archaeology at Ankara and subsequently Professor of Western Asiatic Archaeology at the University of London. His many books include Foundations in the Dust, Early Anatolia, and The Art of the Ancient Near East.

Table of Contents

Preface 6

Gazetteer 8

Chronology 9

1 Anatolia: a Land-Bridge in History 12

2 Preludes to Civilisation: Prehistoric Anatolia 24

3 The Quest for the Hittites 32

4 Suppiluliumas and the Hittite Empire 42

5 The Trojan Enigma 52

6 The Kingdom of Midas 61

7 Carchemish and Zincirli 68

8 The Coming of the Greeks 76

9 The Reign of Croesus 85

10 Urartu: a Long-Forgotten Nation 94

11 The Persian Empire 110

12 The Journey of the Ten Thousand 122

13 Macedon: a Dream of Greek Unity 129

14 The Conquests of Alexander 134

15 A Cosmopolitan Culture: Hellenism in Asia Minor 147

16 Seven Cities 157

17 Resistance to Rome 171

18 Roman Rule 187

19 The Legacy of Augustus 196

20 St Paul and the Early Christian Church 214

Notes 232

Index 236

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