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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee
Contributors: Müge Durusu, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 09, 2023 10:56 AM History
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A kingdom or federation in western Anatolia, whose exact location(s) and extent are matters of scholarly debate. The presence and nature of Arzawa is gleaned primarily from Hittite royal annals and diplomatic texts of the LBA, as well as the two letters from Amarna between Amenhotep III and the king of Arzawa. These texts, however, do not reveal the temporal span of Arzawa, and should be treated as snapshots in time. Arzawa reached its greatest prominence in the middle of the fourteenth century BCE, but had been reduced to a rump state by the end of the century. The remaining territory formed the core of the kingdom of Lydia.

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Gabriel Mckee, Müge Durusu, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Arzawa: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 26 September 2023]

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