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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


Monetary Circulation in Ancient Tokharistan

EDVARD RTVELADZE

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/9780197263846.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the archaeological evidence concerning the monetary circulation in ancient Tokharistan. The findings describe the highly complex and uninterrupted development of monetary ... More


Central Asian Contact and Mutual Impact

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0020
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The political aspects of Indo-Greeks, Shakas, Parthians, Kushans and Indo-Sassanians are described. The Shaka-Kushan phase saw a distinct advance in building activities. The Shakas and Kushans ... 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


Late Antiquity

D. T. Potts

in Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330799
eISBN:
9780199366842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330799.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

References to ‘kurds’ appear in Sasanian and early Islamic sources, denoting herding groups. The Sasanians had to contend with a number of nomadic groups on their northeastern, Central Asian ... More


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