A New Interpretation of the Old Hittite Zalpa-Text (CTH 3.1): Nēša as the Capital under Ḫuzzii̯a I, Labarna I, and Ḫattušili I

@article{Kloekhorst2021ANI,
  title={A New Interpretation of the Old Hittite Zalpa-Text (CTH 3.1): Nē{\vs}a as the Capital under Ḫuzzii̯a I, Labarna I, and Ḫattu{\vs}ili I},
  author={Kloekhorst},
  journal={Journal of the American Oriental Society},
  year={2021}
}
  • Kloekhorst
  • Published 2021
  • History
  • Journal of the American Oriental Society
This article discusses one of the main problems of the Zalpa-text, namely that its mythological part deals with the relations between Zalpa and Nēša, but leaves Ḫattuša unmentioned, whereas its historical part deals with the relations between Zalpa and Ḫattuša, but contains no reference to Nēša. Following Martínez’ 2016 suggestion that in the text’s historical part Ḫattuša does not have the function of capital of the kings who feature in this story, but is merely used as a military base for the… 

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