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date: 10 July 2020

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This chapter explores the history of state formation in the Anatolian States, focusing on the Hittite state, which it explains arose in north-central Anatolia early in the Late Bronze Age while the Middle Bronze Age saw the rise of an Indo-European dynasty. It also considers the role of Pithana and his son and successor Anitta in establishing the first great Anatolian empire and the conquests made by the Hittites.

Keywords: state formation, Anatolian States, Hittite state, Indo-European dynasty, Pithana, Anitta, Anatolian Empire, Hittites

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