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Hieronymus' Ethnography: Indian Widows and Nabataean Nomads

A. B. Bosworth

in The Legacy of Alexander: Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198153061
eISBN:
9780191715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153061.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The principal source which is examined for the period after the death of Alexander the Great is Hieronymus of Cardia. He is reputed for his supposedly dispassionate narrative of events, his factual ... More


The Legacy of Alexander: Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors

A. B. Bosworth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198153061
eISBN:
9780191715204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153061.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book presents a study dedicated to the thirty years after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. It deals with the emergence of the successor monarchies and examines the factors which ... More


Sati

David Brick

in Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190656485
eISBN:
9780190656522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656485.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the history of the traditional Hindu practice of widow self-immolation, commonly known as sati, which is one of the mostly widely known and discussed forms of ritual suicide in ... More


Religious Toleration in British India

Jakob De Roover

in Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460977
eISBN:
9780199086313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460977.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks into the toleration policies of the East India Company and the colonial state in British India. The first section examines the British policy of tolerating controversial practices ... More


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