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Elephants and kings an environmental history

Author: Thomas R Trautmann
Publisher: Chicago The Univ. of Chicago Press 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Retreat and persistence of elephants -- Elephants and Indian kingship -- War elephants -- Structures of use: caturaga, vihana, vyha -- Elephant knowledge -- The spread of the war elephant -- North India, South India, Sri Lanka -- The Near East, North Africa, Europe -- Southeast Asia -- After the war elephant -- Drawing the balance, looking ahead
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Trautmann
ISBN: 9780226264363 022626436X 9780226264226 022626422X 9780226264530 022626453X
OCLC Number: 931674363
Description: XVI, 372 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Retreat and persistence of elephantsElephants and Indian kingship --
War elephants --
Structures of use: caturaga, vihana, vyha --
Elephant knowledge --
The spread of the war elephant --
North India, South India, Sri Lanka --
The Near East, North Africa, Europe --
Southeast Asia --
After the war elephant --
Drawing the balance, looking ahead.
Responsibility: Thomas Trautmann

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Because of their enormous size, elephants have long been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. The author traces the history of the war elephant in India and the spread of the  Read more...

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"With substantial and wide-ranging scholarship, Trautmann lucidly presents the elephant's history in India, illuminating the important role of the war elephant and its powerful links to Indian Read more...

 
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