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Regional interaction in Central Asia and Northwest India in the Kidarite and Hephthalite periods

Frantz Grenet

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In a previous paper the author attempted to show that there was a deep crisis in Sogdiana and Bactria, but that this crisis mostly affected the second half of the fourth century and, at least in ... More


Regions and Territories in Southern Central Asia: What the Surkhan Darya Province tells us about Bactria

SEBASTIAN STRIDE

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the territories and regions in the southern area of Central Asia, focusing on the Surkhan Darya Province and Bactria. It analyses the distribution of the pattern of settlement ... More


Bactria, Land of a Thousand Cities

PIERRE LERICHE

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the history of the establishment of cities in Bactria. It explains that the creation of cities in Bactria is represented by Ai Khanum for the Hellenistic period and Termez for ... More


Buddhism and Features of the Buddhist Art of Bactria-Tokharistan

TIGRAN MKRTYCHEV

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Buddhism and the features of the Buddhist art in the Bactria-Tokharistan region of Central Asia. The findings indicate that Buddhism spread to Bactria in the Kushan period ... More


The Viability of a South Asian Homeland

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses other linguistic issues often utilized in the Indo-European homeland quest and in examining Indo-Aryan origins. It looks at the center of origin method (the arguments of Robert ... More


Buddhist Central Asian Invention of the Method

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines Buddhist Central Asia's invention of the recursive argument method. Some Buddhist teachings, which are found in all Buddhist traditions—indicating that they may be inherited ... More


Images of Mithra

Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood

Jas Elsner (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792536
eISBN:
9780191834530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792536.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Images of Mithra begins with the seemingly simple question: what’s in a name? With a history of use extending back to Vedic texts of the second millennium BC, derivations of the name Mithra appear in ... More


Historical Context

Joel P. Brereton and Stephanie W. Jamison

in The Rigveda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190633363
eISBN:
9780190633400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633363.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the prehistory of the Indo-Aryan peoples ancestral to those who composed the Ṛgveda. On the basis of shared linguistic and cultural evidence it defends the view that these ... More


The Sasanian Empire and the East: A Summary of the Evidence and its Implications for Rome

Warwick Ball

in Sasanian Persia: Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474401012
eISBN:
9781474435277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401012.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Sasanian studies in the past have focused mainly on its western regions, with its well-known remains from Azerbaijan through to Mesopotamia and Fars, and its relationship with the Roman Empire to the ... More


Greeks and the Art of India

Richard Stoneman

in The Greek Experience of India: From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691154039
eISBN:
9780691185385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154039.003.0016
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter considers the influence of Greek techniques on Indian art. When European scholarship moved beyond seeing Indian sculptures as “monsters” and began to discern the historical trajectory of ... More


Ai Khanoum

Rachel Mairs

in Hellenistic Far East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281271
eISBN:
9780520959545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281271.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The city of Ai Khanoum, in eastern Bactria, present-day north-eastern Afghanistan, is the best known of Bactria's urban centres – and the only one which has been subject to sustained archaeological ... More


Interpretations: Miiro in Kushan Bactria

Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood

in Images of Mithra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792536
eISBN:
9780191834530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792536.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 5 responds to the previous chapter by looking at the complications that surround a very clearly labelled image of Mithra. This image appears on coins minted in Bactria, a region in the Kushan ... More


The War in Central Asia

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/9780190076689.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Alexander’s invasion of Bactria caught Bessus and the regicides off guard. The arrest and extradition of Bessus by his fellow conspirators promised a quick settlement and the submission of the ... More


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