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North-West Frontier: Kohistan, Hindu Kush, Pamirs

Mike Searle

in Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199653003
eISBN:
9780191918247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199653003.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

The Hindu Kush Mountains run along the Afghan border with the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Following the First Anglo-Afghan war of 1839– 42 the British government in Simla decided that ... More


From the Hindu Kush to the Indus

Waldemar Heckel

in In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Having settled affairs in Bactria and Sogdiana, Alexander recrossed the Hindu Kush and began his march to the Indus River, subduing as he went the satrapy of Gandhāra. Perdiccas and Hephaestion were ... More


The Silk Roads

Robert N. Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher

in The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197555583
eISBN:
9780197555613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197555583.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter shows how in early antiquity the universal appeal of silk spread across Eurasia through a trade network known as the Silk Roads. Silk inspired the economic exchange of trading goods, ... More


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