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The Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek World

Edited by: Rachel Mairs

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138090699
eBook ISBN: 9781315108513
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This volume provides a thorough conspectus of the field of Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek studies, mixing theoretical and historical surveys with critical and thought-provoking case studies in archaeology, history, literature and art.

The chapters from this international group of experts showcase innovative methodologies, such as archaeological GIS, as well as providing accessible explanations of specialist techniques such as die studies of coins, and important theoretical perspectives, including postcolonial approaches to the Greeks in India. Chapters cover the region?s archaeology, written and numismatic sources, and a history of scholarship of the subject, as well as culture, identity and interactions with neighbouring empires, including India and China.

The Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek World is the go-to reference work on the field, and fulfils a serious need for an accessible, but also thorough and critically-informed, volume on the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms. It provides an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the Hellenistic East.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Seleukid Empire Download PDF
Chapter  3:  South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Parthia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Central Asia and the Steppe Download PDF
Chapter  6:  China and Bactria during the reign of Emperor Wu in written tradition and in archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The quest for Bactra Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The original ‘failure’? A century of French archaeology in Afghan Bactria  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Hellenism With or Without Alexander the Great Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Afghan Bactria Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Southern Uzbekistan  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Southern Tajikistan Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Sogdiana Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Merv and Margiana Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Arachosia, Drangiana and Areia  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Gandhāra and North-Western India  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Greek inscriptions and documentary texts and the Graeco-Roman historical tradition Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Reading the Milindapañha  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Chinese historical sources and the Greeks in the Western Regions  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  History from coins Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Two sides of the coin Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Dating Bactria’s independence to 246/5 BC? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Monetary policies during the early Graeco-Bactrian kingdom (250–190 BCE) Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The last phase of the Indo-Greeks Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Ai Khanoum, between east and west Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Globalization and interpreting visual culture Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Representation of GREEK gods/goddesses in Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek visual culture Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Roman objects in the Begram hoard and the memory of Greek rule in Kushan Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Central Asia in the Achaemenid period Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Achaemenid north-west South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Greekness after the end of the Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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