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The archaeology of early historic South Asia : the emergence of cities and states

Author: F Raymond Allchin; George Erdosy; et al
Publisher: Cambridge : University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on archaeological studies and texts and inscriptions, this book explores the character of the early Indian cities, paying particular attention to their art and architecture and analysing the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Raymond Allchin; George Erdosy; et al
ISBN: 0521376955 9780521376952 0521375479 9780521375474
OCLC Number: 850927157
Notes: Indice.
Description: xvii, 371 p. : il., map, plan ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The archaeology of early historic South Asia; 2. The environmental context; 3. The end of Harappan urbanism and its legacy; 4. Language, culture and the concept of ethnicity; 5. Dark Age or continuum? An archaeological analysis of the second urban development in South Asia; 6. The prelude to urbanisation: ethnogenesis and the rise of late Vedic chiefdoms; 7. City states of north India and Pakistan at the time of the Buddha; 8. Early cities and states beyond the Ganges valley; 9. The rise of cities in Sri Lanka; 10. The Mauryan state and empire; 11. Mauryan architecture and art; 12. Post-Mauryan states of mainland South Asia (c.185BC-AD 320); 13. The emergence of cities and states: concluding synthesis.
Responsibility: F.R. Allchin ; with contributions from G. Erdosy ... [et al.].

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..".the excellent maps, abundant illustrations, and comprehensive index make this an essential reference work for South Asian historians and archaeologists." Choice

 
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