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Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History

Thomas R. Trautmann

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226264226
eISBN:
9780226264530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264530.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Because of their enormous size, elephants have been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In the early civilizations—Egypt, Assyria and Mesopotamia, the Indus Civilization, China—kings ... More


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