Coins Art and Chronology

In the tradition of "Coins, Art and Chronology" (1999), this volume comprises 24 articles by leading experts in the fields of history, art history, numismatics, archaeology and linguistics in order to document the current state of research ...

Author: Michael Alram

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

ISBN: 3700168853

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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The pre-Islamic history of southern Central Asia--modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India and the surrounding areas--continues to pose challenging problems that can be solved only through interdisciplinary efforts. In the tradition of "Coins, Art and Chronology" (1999), this volume comprises 24 articles by leading experts in the fields of history, art history, numismatics, archaeology and linguistics in order to document the current state of research and presents the results of two international conferences at Kyoto and Vienna in autumn 2008. While the first "Coins, Art and Chronology" concentrated on the period of the Kushanas and the Sasanians, this volume explores the post-Kushana period and questions concerning the Hunnic and Turkic phases in the history of the region, the main focus of most of the contributions. The volume is published within the framework of the National Research Network "The Cultural History of the Western Himalaya from the 8th Century," financed by the Austrian Science Funds.
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Coins Art and Chronology

Selected papers from a symposium held April 11-13, 1996, in Vienna, Austria.

Author: Michael Alram

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023652857

Category: History

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Selected papers from a symposium held April 11-13, 1996, in Vienna, Austria.
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Problems of Chronology in Gandh ran Art

(eds), Coins, Art and Chronology II: The First Millennium C.E. in the IndoIranian Borderlands. Vienna: Verlag des Österreichischen Akademie der ...

Author: Wannaporn Rienjang

Publisher: Archaeopress

ISBN: 9781784918552

Category: Art

Page: 170

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Since the beginning of Gandhāran studies in the nineteenth century, chronology has been one of the most significant challenges to the understanding of Gandhāran art. Many other ancient societies, including those of Greece and Rome, have left a wealth of textual sources which have put their fundamental chronological frameworks beyond doubt. In the absence of such sources on a similar scale, even the historical eras cited on inscribed Gandhāran works of art have been hard to place. Few sculptures have such inscriptions and the majority lack any record of find-spot or even general provenance. Those known to have been found at particular sites were sometimes moved and reused in antiquity. Consequently, the provisional dates assigned to extant Gandhāran sculptures have sometimes differed by centuries, while the narrative of artistic development remains doubtful and inconsistent. Building upon the most recent, cross-disciplinary research, debate and excavation, this volume reinforces a new consensus about the chronology of Gandhāra, bringing the history of Gandhāran art into sharper focus than ever. By considering this tradition in its wider context, alongside contemporary Indian art and subsequent developments in Central Asia, the authors also open up fresh questions and problems which a new phase of research will need to address. Problems of Chronology in Gandhāran Art is the first publication of the Gandhāra Connections project at the University of Oxford’s Classical Art Research Centre, which has been supported by the Bagri Foundation and the Neil Kreitman Foundation. It presents the proceedings of the first of three international workshops on fundamental questions in the study of Gandhāran art, held at Oxford in March 2017.
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Handbuch der Orientalistik

The Phase Chronological Sequence The analysis of Buddhist architecture of ... in Coins , Art , and Chronology : Essays on the Pre - Islamic History of the ...

Author: Kurt A. Behrendt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004135952

Category: Religion

Page: 335

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Kurt Behrendt in this book for the first time and convincingly offers a description of the development of 2nd century B.C.E. to 8th century C.E. Buddhist sacred centers in ancient Gandhara, today northwest Pakistan.
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Art Artefacts and Chronology in Classical Archaeology

great bulk of coins, especially of the earlier periods, do not carry specific dates. A coin's date must be determined with the same general combination of ...

Author: William R. Biers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415063197

Category: History

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The museums of the world are full of statues and other artefacts of the Greeks and the Romans. All are given a date. But how are these dates arrived at. What is the evidence? This study provides the student with an introduction and explanation of the ways scholars date the archaeological remains of classical antiquity. Specific examples from architecture, sculpture, and painting are presented, and the differnt methods of dating them are explained. These are supplemented with many original photographs and drawings. Old, and not so old problems in chronology are thus investigated and new theories reviewed from a fresh perspective.
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The Oxford World History of Empire

Volume Two: The History of Empires Peter Fibiger Bang, C. A. Bayly, ... eds., Coins, Art and Chronology: Essays on the Pre- Islamic History of the Indo- ...

Author: Peter Fibiger Bang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197532775

Category: History

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This is the first world history of empire, reaching from the third millennium BCE to the present. By combining synthetic surveys, thematic comparative essays, and numerous chapters on specific empires, its two volumes provide unparalleled coverage of imperialism throughout history and across continents, from Asia to Europe and from Africa to the Americas. Only a few decades ago empire was believed to be a thing of the past; now it is clear that it has been and remains one of the most enduring forms of political organization and power. We cannot understand the dynamics and resilience of empire without moving decisively beyond the study of individual cases or particular periods, such as the relatively short age of European colonialism. The history of empire, as these volumes amply demonstrate, needs to be drawn on the much broader canvas of global history. Volume Two: The History of Empires tracks the protean history of political domination from the very beginnings of state formation in the Bronze Age up to the present. Case studies deal with the full range of the historical experience of empire, from the realms of the Achaemenids and Asoka to the empires of Mali and Songhay, and from ancient Rome and China to the Mughals, American settler colonialism, and the Soviet Union. Forty-five chapters detailing the history of individual empires are tied together by a set of global synthesizing surveys that structure the world history of empire into eight chronological phases.
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Gandharan Buddhism

In Alram and KlimburgSalter, Coins,Art, and Chronology, 151-76. —. System und Chronologie der Münzprägung der Kuṣanreiches.

Author: Kurt Behrendt

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774841283

Category: Religion

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The ancient region of Gandhara, with its prominent Buddhist heritage, has long fascinated scholars of art history, archaeology, and textual studies. Discoveries of inscriptions, text fragments, sites, and artworks in the last decade have redefined how we understand the region and its cultural complexity. The essays in this volume reassess Gandharan Buddhism in light of these findings, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that illuminates the complex historical and cultural dynamics of the region. By integrating archaeology, art history, numismatics, epigraphy, and textual sources, the contributors articulate the nature of Gandharan Buddhism, its practices, and the significance of the relic tradition.
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The Global Connections of Gandha ran Art

Pages 13-38 in M. Alram, D. KlimburgSalter, M. Inaba and M. Pfisterer (eds), Coins, Art and Chronology II. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der ...

Author: Wannaporn Rienjang

Publisher: Classical Art Research Centre

ISBN: 9781789696967

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Gandhāran art is often regarded as the epitome of cultural exchange in antiquity. The ancient region of Gandhāra, centred on what is now the northern tip of Pakistan, has been called the ‘crossroads of Asia’. The Buddhist art produced in and around this area in the first few centuries AD exhibits extraordinary connections with other traditions across Asia and as far as the Mediterranean. Since the nineteenth century, the Graeco-Roman associations of Gandhāran art have attracted particular attention. Classically educated soldiers and administrators of that era were astonished by the uncanny resemblance of many works of Gandhāran sculpture to Greek and Roman art made thousands of miles to the west. More than a century later we can recognize that the Gandhāran artists’ appropriation of classical iconography and styles was diverse and extensive, but the explanation of this ‘influence’ remains puzzling and elusive. The Gandhāra Connections project at the University of Oxford’s Classical Art Research Centre was initiated principally to cast new light on this old problem. This volume is the third set of proceedings of the project’s annual workshop, and the first to address directly the question of cross-cultural influence on and by Gandhāran art. The contributors wrestle with old controversies, particularly the notion that Gandhāran art is a legacy of Hellenistic Greek rule in Central Asia and the growing consensus around the important role of the Roman Empire in shaping it. But they also seek to present a more complex and expansive view of the networks in which Gandhāra was embedded. Adopting a global perspective on the subject, they examine aspects of Gandhāra’s connections both within and beyond South Asia and Central Asia, including the profound influence which Gandhāran art itself had on the development of Buddhist art in China and India.
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ReOrienting the Sasanians

Coins, Art, and Chronology: Essays on the Pre-Islamic History of the Indo-Iranian Borderlands. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der ...

Author: Khodadad Rezakhani

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474400305

Category: History

Page: 256

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A narrative history of Central Asia after the Greek dynasties and before IslamCentral Asia is commonly imagined as the marginal land on the periphery of Chinese and Middle Eastern civilisations. At best, it is understood as a series of disconnected areas that served as stop-overs along the Silk Road. However, in the mediaeval period, this region rose to prominence and importance as one of the centres of Persian-Islamic culture, from the Seljuks to the Mongols and Timur. Khodadad Rezakhani tells the back story of this rise to prominence, the story of the famed Kushans and mysterious aAsian Huns, and their role in shaping both the Sasanian Empire and the rest of the Middle East.Contextualises Persian history in relation to the history of Central Asia Extends the concept of late antiquity further east than is usually done Surveys the history of Iran and Central Asia between 200 and 800 bc and contextualises the rise of Islam in both regions "e;
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History of Central Asia The 4 volume set

A preliminary Survey', in Michael Alram, Deborah E. KlimburgSalter (eds), Coins, art and Chronology (Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der ...

Author: Christoph Baumer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838608682

Category: History

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This set includes all four volumes of the critically acclaimed History of Central Asia series. The epic plains and arid deserts of Central Asia have witnessed some of the greatest migrations, as well as many of the most transformative developments, in the history of civilization. Christoph Baumer's ambitious four-volume treatment of the region charts the 3000-year drama of Scythians and Sarmatians; Soviets and transcontinental Silk Roads; trade routes and the transmission of ideas across the steppes; and the breathless and brutal conquests of Alexander the Great and Chinghiz Khan. Masterfully interweaving the stories of individuals and peoples, the author's engaging prose is richly augmented throughout by colour photographs taken on his own travels. This set includes The Age of the Steppe Warriors (Volume 1), The Age of the Silk Roads (Volume 2), The Age of Islam and the Mongols (Volume 3) and The Age of Decline and Revival (Volume 4)
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History of Early Stone Sculpture at Mathura

History of Indian and Indonesian Art. New York: Dover Publications, 1927. ——. “Notes on Indian Coins and Symbols.” In Ostasiatische Zeitschrift.

Author: Sonya Rhie Quintanilla

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004155374

Category: History

Page: 314

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This volume provides the first comprehensive chronology of the earliest known stone sculptures from the north Indian city of Mathura. It includes new evidence for the reattribution of objects, emergence of the anthropomorphic Buddha image, and predominance of a heterodox sect of Jainism.
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The Sistani Cycle of Epics and Iran s National History

Alram, M., Coins, art and chronology. 2, The first millennium CE in the Indo-Iranian borderlands, Wien 2010. . Indo-Parthian and early Kushan chronology: ...

Author: Saghi Gazerani

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9789004282964

Category: History

Page: 250

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This work argues that the Sistani Cycle of Epics constitutes a genre of historiography, retaining reflections of events of Iran’s antiquity, notably the affairs of the Sistani kingdom and its relationship to the Parthian throne circa 1st century BCE- 2nd century CE.
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Masters of the Steppe The Impact of the Scythians and Later Nomad Societies of Eurasia

The Art of the Horse in Chinese History. ... The early Kushan kings: new evidence for chronology. ... (eds) Coins, Art and Chronology II: 91–146.

Author: Svetlana Pankova

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789696486

Category: Social Science

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This book presents 45 papers presented at a major international conference held at the British Museum during the 2017 BP exhibition 'Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia'. Papers include new archaeological discoveries, results of scientific research and studies of museum collections, most presented in English for the first time.
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Early Buddhist Transmission and Trade Networks

When the historical framework is fairly secure, studies of coins and images reveal ... Coins, Art, and Chronology: Essays on the Pre-Islamic History of the ...

Author: Jason Neelis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004181595

Category: History

Page: 371

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This book examines catalysts for Buddhist formation in ancient South Asia and expansion throughout and beyond the northwestern Indian subcontinent to Central Asia by investigating symbiotic relationships between networks of religious mobility and trade.
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Exegisti Monumenta

1968 : Kushan and Kushano - Sasanian Seals and Kushano - Sasanian Coins : Sasanian Seals in the British Museum . ... In : Coins , art , and chronology .

Author: Werner Sundermann

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447059370

Category: History

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This volume is a collection of forty articles dedicated to one of the most distinguished contemporary iranists, Nicholas Sims-Williams, on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday on 11th April 2009. It includes an essay on Sims-Williams' outstanding contributions to Iranian studies, especially Sogdian and Bactrian, a list of his publications, editions of various texts written in Sogdian, Khotanese, Parthian, Middle Persian, and Avestan and articles on Old Persian, Middle Persian, New Persian, Bactrian, Balochi, Tati, Judeo-Persian, Caucasian, Uighur philology, linguistics and iconography. The book is illustrated by numerous plates. From the table of contents (40 contributions) A.D.H. Bivar, The Rukhkh, Giant Eagle of the Southern Seas F. de Blois, A Sasanian Silver Bowl A. Cantera, On the History of the Middle Persian Nominal Inflection C.G. Cereti, The Pahlavi Signatures on the Quilon Copper Plates (Tabula Quilonensis) J. Cheung, Two Notes on Bactrian I. Colditz, The Parthian "Sermon on happiness" J. Elfenbein, Eastern Hill Balochi H. Falk, The Name of Vema Takhtu P. Gignoux, Les relations interlinguistiques de quelques termes de la pharmacopee antique.
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Celtic Improvisations

The Coriosolite tribe, who inhabited what is now Brittany, were prolific producers of coins and significant hoards have been found across Brittany, Normany and on the island of Jersey.

Author: John Hooker

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056462644

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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The Coriosolite tribe, who inhabited what is now Brittany, were prolific producers of coins and significant hoards have been found across Brittany, Normany and on the island of Jersey.
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King of the Seven Climes

A History of the Ancient Iranian World (3000 BCE - 651 CE) ... In Coins, Art, and Chronology II, edited by Michael Alram and Deborah E. Klimburg-Salter, ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004460645

Category: History

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The title of the King of the Seven Climes, used by Khusro I in the sixth century CE, suggests the most ambitious imperial vision that one would find in the literary tradition of the ancient Iranian world. Taking this as a point of departure, the present book aims to be a survey of the dynasties and rulers who thought of going beyond their own surroundings to forge larger polities within the Iranian realm.
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On the Cusp of an Era

Osmund Bopearachchi, “Recent Coin Hoard Evidence on Pre-Kushana Chronology,” in Coins, Art, and Chronology: Essays on the Pre-Islamic History of the ...

Author: Doris Srinivasan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004154513

Category: Social Science

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South Asian religious art became codified during the Ku a Period (ca. beginning of the 2nd to the mid 3rd century). Yet, to date, neither the chronology nor nature of Ku a Art, marked by great diversity, is well understood. The Ku a Empire was huge, stretching from Uzbekistan through northern India, and its multicultural artistic expressions became the fountainhead for much of South Asian Art. The premise of this book is that Ku a Art achieves greater clarity through analyses of the arts and cultures of the Pre- Ku a World, those lands becoming the Empire. Fourteen papers in this book by leading experts on regional topography and connective pathways; interregional, multicultural comparisons; art historical, archaeological, epigraphic, numismatic and textual studies represent the first coordinated effort having this focus.
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