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Kulke, Hermann

Works: 130 works in 461 publications in 2 languages and 6,067 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator, Translator
Classifications: DS436, 954
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Most widely held works by Hermann Kulke
A history of India by Hermann Kulke( Book )

120 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A History of India presents the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present in a compact and readable survey. The authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the subcontinent. Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund emphasise and analyse the structural pattern of Indian history." "Revised throughout, the fourth edition of this highly accessible book brings the history of India up to date to consider, for example, the recent developments in the Kashmir conflict. Along with a new glossary, this new edition also includes an expanded discussion of the Mughal empire as well as of the economic history of India."--Jacket
Hinduism reconsidered( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the 9th European Conference of Modern South Asian Studies, held at Wilhelmsfeld in 1986
The State in India, 1000-1700( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1940s, revaluations of the nature of the State have been a major preoccupation among historians worldwide. There has been a debate on the extent to which the State is independent of the interests of the ruling class. Pre-colonial India provides a unique testing ground for such debates, for it provides examples of State forms which vary enormously. Yet serious consideration of the nature of State forms in India was often overwhelmed by a focus on 'caste' and 'brahminism'. Now, however, as Professor Kulke demonstrates in his Introduction to this book - which consists of all the major essays on this important theme - several basic forms of the State can be isolated. Although the notion of 'centralized empire' still dominates the historiography, alternative models such as 'the segmentary state' and 'the patrimonial state' have given rise to productive debates
Indische Geschichte vom Altertum bis zur Gegenwart : Literaturbericht über neuere Veröffentlichungen by Hermann Kulke( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devarāja cult by Hermann Kulke( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and German and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cult of Jagannath and the regional tradition of Orissa by Anncharlott Eschmann( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indische Geschichte bis 1750 by Hermann Kulke( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review quote: "Gut lesbar und verständlich wendet sich das Buch vorrangig an Studenten und Hochschullehrer." Christa Chatrath in: ekz-Informationsservice 10/05 -- "Kulke hat mit diesem Buch seinen Lesern einen groen Dienst geleistet." Dietmar Rothermund in: Historische Zeitschrift 281 -- "'Der Lehrer wird dankbar sein, da K. und der Verlag in Zeiten neuer universalhistorischer Bemühungen im Geschichtsunterricht (vgl. den Aufruf des Verbandes der Geschichtslehrer Deutschlands im Oktoberheft der GWU) für Indien einen solchen Grundri veröffentlicht haben." -- Helmut Michels in: Geschichte, Politik und ihre Didaktik Heft 1/2, 2006 -- "[...] eine vorzügliche und umfassende Einführung in die Geschichte des vormodernen Indiens. Das Werk wird nicht nur in der universitären Lehre einen festen Platz einnehmen, sondern auch dem auerhalb davon stehenden Leser informative und verständliche Lektüre bieten." -- Tilman Frasch in: Das Historisch-Politische Buch Heft 1, 2006 -- Kulkes Buch "wird zweifelsohne schnell zur Standardlektüre für Studenten der frühen, alten und mittelalterlichen Geschichte Südasiens avancieren ..." Michael Mann in:Periplus 2006
Studies in the history, religion and art of classical and mediaeval India by Hermann Goetz( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orissa : a comprehensive and classified bibliography by Hermann Kulke( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cidambaramāhātmya; eine Untersuchung der religionsgeschichtlichen und historischen Hintergründe für die Entstehung der Tradition eines südindischen Tempelstadt by Hermann Kulke( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in German and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings and cults : state formation and legitimation in India and Southeast Asia by Hermann Kulke( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles covers medieval India and Southeast Asia
Regionale Tradition in Südasien( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Städte in Südasien : Geschichte, Gesellschaft, Gestalt( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa : reflections on the Chola naval expeditions to Southeast Asia by Hermann Kulke( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The expansion of the Cholas from their base in the Kaveri Delta saw this growing power subdue the kingdoms of southern India, as well as occupy Sri Lanka and the Maldives, by the early eleventh century. It was also during this period that the Cholas initiated links with Song China. Concurrently, the Southeast Asian polity of Sriwijaya had, through its Sumatran and Malayan ports, come to occupy a key position in East-West maritime trade, requiring engagement with both Song China to the north and the Chola kingdom to its west. The apparently friendly relations pursued were, however, to be disrupted in 1025 by Chola naval expeditions against fourteen key port cities in Southeast Asia. This volume examines the background, course and effects of these expeditions, as well as the regional context of the events. It brings to light many aspects of this key period in Asian history. Unprecedented in the degree of detail assigned to the story of the Chola expeditions, this volume is also unique in that it includes translations of the contemporary Tamil and Sanskrit inscriptions relating to Southeast Asia and of the Song dynasty Chinese texts relating to the Chola Kingdom"--Publisher information
Religion and society in eastern India( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiefly on Hinduism and culture in Indian society
Interrogating history : essays for Hermann Kulke( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles predominantly on historiography and historians of India and area study of Orissa historical related topics
Jagannath revisited : studying society, religion, and the state in Orissa( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a conference held at Heidelberg in June 1997
Jagannātha-Kult und Gajapati-Königtum : e. Beitr. zur Geschichte religiöser Legitimation hinduist. Herrscher by Hermann Kulke( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studia Eurasiatica : Kieler Festschrift für Hermann Kulke zum 65. Geburtstag( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaṭakarājavaṃśāvaliḥ = Kaṭakarājavaṃśāvali : a traditional history of Orissa with special reference to Jagannatha Temple by Gaya Charan Tripathi( Book )

in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text transcribed from the 19th century Sanskrit ms. forming part of the Mādaḷā pāñjī, the Jagannatha Temple chronicle; v. 2 shall cover historical interpretation of the text
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Alternative Names
Hermann Kulke deutscher Indologe

Hermann Kulke German Indologist

Kulke, H.

Kulke, H. (Hermann)

Kulke, Herman 1938-

English (218)

German (68)

Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa : reflections on the Chola naval expeditions to Southeast AsiaInterrogating history : essays for Hermann Kulke