Trevor Bryce is Honorary Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland, Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. His many books include Life and Society in the Hittite World (2004), The Kingdom of the Hittites (new edition, 2005), The World of the Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History (2012), Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East: The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age (2014), Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand-Year History (2014) and Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction (2016).
"Trevor Bryce has done more to present the history of the Hittites than any scholar. His present book is an effort to present a breezably readable version to the interested public. The book should be considered a success as a reliable, readable and affordable introduction to the Hittites for the general reader." --Bryn Mawr Classical Review