Geography and History in Western Asia Minor in the Second Millennium B.C.

Any examination of the geography of western Asia Minor in the second millennium B.C. must begin with the accounts of two campaigns—(a) that of Mursilis II against Arzawa, and that of a Hittite king, against the Lukka-lands and Millawanda

J. G. Macqueen

2007

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  • Any examination of the geography of western Asia Minor in the second millennium B.C. must begin with the accounts of two campaigns—(a) that of Mursilis II against Arzawa, and that of a Hittite king, against the Lukka-lands and Millawanda
  • My own identification of the Siyanti with the upper Porsuk Çay perhaps finds some confirmation in the tale of Madduwattas, who was given the land of the River Siyanti by the Hittite king
  • Even if further research on the Early and Middle Helladic periods in Greece suggests that the origins of Greek Minyan ware are not after all to be found in north-west Anatolia, we are still left with the similarity of culture between Troy VI and the Greek mainland, and the older theory of a two-pronged movement from south-east Europe into Greece and north-west Anatolia

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