The Background of the Treaty between Ramesses II and Hattušiliš III

  title={The Background of the Treaty between Ramesses II and Hattu{\vs}ili{\vs} III},
  author={Michael B. Rowton},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={1 - 11}
  • M. Rowton
  • Published 1 January 1959
  • History
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
The treaty with Egypt in the 21st year of Ramesses II marks a profound change in Hittite policy, inaugurating, as it did, a period of lasting friendship between the two countries. The initiative seems to have come from the Hittite king,1 and it has long been evident that the rise to power of Assyria constitutes a plausible motive.2 The object here will be to advance this view beyond the status of an informed guess. 
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