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The Kushan Empire

Craig Benjamin

in The Oxford World History of Empire: Volume Two: The History of Empires

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197532768
eISBN:
9780197532799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197532768.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The Kushan Empire remains one of the least known of all ancient empires. Yet between ca. 50 and ca. 250 CE the Kushans dominated the political, cultural, and economic landscape of a vast region of ... More


Nomads and the Shaping of Central Asia: from the Early Iron Age to the Kushan period

CLAUDE RAPIN

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/9780197263846.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the role of the nomads in shaping the history of Central Asia during the period from the early Iron Age to the rule of the Kushan Empire. This study is based on the ... 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


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