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India before Europe

Author: Catherine B Asher; Cynthia Talbot
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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India is a land of enormous diversity. Cross-cultural influences are everywhere in evidence, in the food people eat, the clothes they wear, and in the places they worship. This was especially the case in the India that existed from 1200 to 1750, before the European intervention. The book takes the reader on a journey across the political, economic, religious and cultural landscapes of medieval India, from the Ghurid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine B Asher; Cynthia Talbot
ISBN: 0521809045 9780521809047 0521005396 9780521005395
OCLC Number: 61303480
Description: xxii, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: situating India --
The expansion of Turkish power, 1180-1350 --
Southern India in the age of Vijayanagara, 1350-1550 --
North India between empires: history, society, and culture, 1350-1550 --
Sixteenth-century north India: empire reformulated --
Expanding political and economic spheres, 1550-1650 --
Elite cultures in seventeenth-century South Asia --
Challenging central authority, 1650-1750 --
Changing socio-economic formations, 1650-1750.
Responsibility: Catherine B. Asher and Cynthia Talbot.
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The first survey in a decade of the political, economic, religious and cultural landscapes of medieval India from 1200 to 1750. It is beautifully illustrated and fluently composed, with a cast of  Read more...

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'Asher and Talbot provide an excellent introduction, very necessary in this type of academic work ... the excellent maps ... assist our understanding of the subject matter ... I am convinced that as Read more...

 
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