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The Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia: The Emergence of Cities and States

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Cities and states developed in South Asia between c. BC 800 and AD 250, as Hinduism and Buddhism arose and spread. Drawing on archaeological studies and also on texts and inscriptions, this book explores the character of the early Indian cities, paying particular attention to their art and architecture and analyzing the political ideas that shaped the state systems. The study extends to the opening centuries of the Christian era, offering an Indian perspective on the contacts with the Greek and Roman worlds that followed the invasion by Alexander the Great.

Synopsis:

Drawing on archaeological studies, texts, and inscriptions, this analysis explores the character of the early Indian cities that developed between c. B.C. 800 and A.D. 250. It pays particular attention to their art and architecture and analyzes the political ideas that shaped the state systems.

Synopsis:

A study of the cities and states of South Asia between c.800BC and AD 250.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 342-357) and index.

Table of Contents

1. The archaeology of early historic South Asia; 2. The environmental context; 3. The end of Harappan urbanism and its legacy; 4. Language, culture and the concept of ethnicity; 5. Dark Age or continuum? An archaeological analysis of the second urban development in South Asia; 6. The prelude to urbanisation: ethnogenesis and the rise of late Vedic chiefdoms; 7. City states of north India and Pakistan at the time of the Buddha; 8. Early cities and states beyond the Ganges valley; 9. The rise of cities in Sri Lanka; 10. The Mauryan state and empire; 11. Mauryan architecture and art; 12. Post-Mauryan states of mainland South Asia (c.185BC-AD 320); 13. The emergence of cities and states: concluding synthesis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521376952
Other:
Allchin, Frank Raymond
Author:
Allchin, Raymond
Author:
Allchin, F. R.
Author:
Allchin, Frank Raymond
Author:
Allchin, F. Raymond
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge :
Subject:
India
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Excavations (archaeology)
Subject:
South asia
Subject:
South Asia Antiquities.
Subject:
Excavations (Archaeology) -- South Asia.
Subject:
Excavations
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
South Asia--Antiquities South Asia--Antiquiti
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
97
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 b/w illus. 15 maps 1 table
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.74x7.49x.77 in. 2.05 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on archaeological studies, texts, and inscriptions, this analysis explores the character of the early Indian cities that developed between c. B.C. 800 and A.D. 250. It pays particular attention to their art and architecture and analyzes the political ideas that shaped the state systems.
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