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Arzawa
(155 words)

[German version]

This country, situated in western Asia Minor in the 2nd millennium BC and bordering the sea, belonged to the  Luwian language area (originally Luwiya), though its exact location is disputed [1. 220f.; 4. 325]. Known from cuneiform texts, mostly from Boğazköy, and from Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions [2. 280ff.]. There are few indications in the 16th/15th cents. In phases of actual or aspired independence from the Hittite kingdom contacts of A. with Egypt and Aḫḫiyawa have been handed down [3. 50ff., 97ff., 240f.]. After A. was destroyed by the Hit…

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Heinhold-Krahmer, Susanne (Feldkirchen), “Arzawa”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e202850>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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