The death of hattusili brought to an end one of the

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- "The death of Hattusili brought to an end one of the closest and one of the most enduring and constructive royal partnerships of the ancient world" (pg 319)The Hittites and Their World - Billie Jean Collins - 2008- According to the Egyptian sources the Hittites had 47,500 troops and 3,500 chariotry. Hattusili was part of the campaign and led troops from the northern part of the empire where he ruled. (pg 54-55)- "Ramesses II forces were probably saved only by the timely arrival of reinforcements from Amurru" (pg 55)- "Given his unconventional route to the throne, it was essential that he establish good relations with vassals and foreign powers alike" (pg 60)- The treaty was made in 1259 (pg 61)Historical Sources in Translation: The Ancient Near East - Mark W. Chavalas - 2007 - The Hittite-Egyptian Peace Treaty - Yoram Cohen- Syria is a volatile region, especially in competition for vassal kingdoms. Suppiluliuma extendedthe Hittite kingdom here and took many vassals that were previously Egyptian, including Amurru. Years later, this resulted in the Battle of Kadesh. "The period of hostilities between the two countries was finally brought to an end in Ramses's twenty-first year, some 15 years later, when Hattusili II reigned in Hatti. The two kings signed the "silver treaty," which was to bring a full, if somewhat cautious, cooperation between the two superpowers" (pg 244)- "It's aim was to establish the relations, or the understanding (temu), between the two kings. This was to ensure the preservation of their peaceful brotherhood (salamu ahhuttu), and the prevention of enmity (nukurtu) between the two nations in the future. Such conduct was the appropriate behavior (parsu) that was dictated by the gods and required of civilized nations at peace. (pg 244)- This version is the Hittite one with missing parts filled in from the Egyptian one:Historical Sources in Translation: The Ancient Near East - Mark W. Chavalas - 2007 - The Apology of Hattusili III - Harry A. Hoffner, Jr.- "Out of respect for my brother I did not resist at all. And I submitted for seven years. He, however, sought to kill me with the help of (his) gods and men. He also took away from me (my
kingdom of) Hakpis and Nerik. No I no longer submitted. But when I took up arms against him, I did not commit a moral offense by surreptitiously revolting against him" (pg 268)Historical Sources in Translation: The Ancient Near East - Mark W. Chavalas - 2007 - A letter from the Hittite King Hattusili III to Kadasman-EnliII, King of Babylon, in Akkadian - Kathleen R. Mineck- "The enemy lord of mine (Urhi-Tessub) who [has fled] to another land, has gone to the King of Egypt. As I wrote to him [saying: 'Deliver my enemy lord to me!'] But he did not deliver my enemy lord to me. [And because of this, I and the King of Egy]pt became angry with each other.Then [I wrote] to your father [saying: 'The King of Egyp]t comes to the aid of my enemy lord.' [Then your father] cut off [his messenger from the King of E]gypt." (pg 278)From War to Eternal Peace: Ramesses II and Khattushili III - Horst Klengal - 2002

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