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The Greeks in Asia

Author: John Boardman
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book recounts the influence of Greek communities and their culture across Central Asia, India and Western China, from the Bronze Age through the rise of Islam."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Boardman
ISBN: 9780500252130 0500252130
OCLC Number: 892891685
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Greece and the east: beginnings. Eastern origins ; Greeks going east --
Greeks and Achaemenid Persia. The confrontation ; Greeks in the Persian Empire ; The view from home ; The view from Homeric heritage --
Greeks and Alexander "the Great." The invasion of the Persian Empire ; Into Asia ; The Hellenistic heritage: 3rd to 1st centuries BC --
The new Greek kingdoms in the east. The kingdoms ; Their cities and art ; Their coinage --
Greeks and their arts in Central Asia. Greeks and nomads: Scythians, Sarmatians ; The Yuehzhi and Tillya Tepe ; The farther east --
Greeks and their arts in India. The Mauryans and Buddhism ; The Sunga dynasty ; Taxila and Gandhara ; Greek and/or Roman --
a memo ; The "Gandhara style" in sculpture --
Greeks, Romans, Parthians and Sasanians: before Islam --
Epilogue: myth, history and archeology.
Responsibility: John Boardman.

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Recounting the influence of Greek communities and their culture through Central Asia, India and Western China, from the Bronze Age through to the rise of Islam, this book examines a wealth of art and  Read more...

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'A learned book, displaying an enormous and enviable range' - Journal of Greek Archaeology 'Undoubtedly an erudite book, the product of a lifetime's research and reflection' - Current World Read more...

 
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