Genre : Art, Central Asian
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This second volume of the series offers a broad range of subject matter from an equally broad range of regions. Michael Shenkar compares a particular type of deity from the Parthian West (Palmyra, Hatra) with the colossal image of a divinity from Akchakhan-kala in ancient Choresmia (part of modern-day Uzbekistan). Careful iconographic analysis of a sealing showing the god Mithra, found at Kafir Qala near Samarkand, allows Fabrizio Sinisi to suggest a Kushan origin for the seal that made the impression. Several contributions on Sogdiana concern its archaeology and early history (Bi Bo on Kangju and Sogdiana); the iconography of one of the major wall painting cycles at Panjikent (Matteo Compareti) as well as the city's temples and deities worshipped (Markus Mode). By drawing on archaeological, ethnological and historical data, Soren Stark offers an extensive discussion of mountain pastoralism and seasonal occupation in northern Tajikistan, north of the Zerafshan River in what were borderlands for Sogdiana. Rounding out the first part of this volume is Suzanne G. Valentine's publication of a Bactrian camel clay sculpture, excavated in the Sui-Tang capital of Xi'an, its saddlebags decorated with an unusual motif. The second and last part is guest-edited by John Clarke, convener of a Buddhist conference in 2010. This section contains updated or new papers by some of the participants-Naman P. Ahuja on Buddhist imagery in Bengal; Amy Heller on the impact of Kashmiri art on Guge and Ladakh; Deborah Klimburg-Salter on Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Afghanistan; and Michael Willis on sculpture from Sarnath in the British Museum-along with that of Chiara Bellini on the restoration of the Alchi Sumtsek and the dating of the Ladakhi temple.

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Genre : Art
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ISBN_10 : STANFORD:36105123832912
Copyright Year : 2006
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Genre : Religion
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ISBN_10 : 9789004307438
Copyright Year : 2015-10-12
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Transfer of Buddhism across Central Asian Networks (7th to 13th Centuries), ed. Carmen Meinert, offers a transregional and transcultural vision for religious transfer processes in Central Asian history. It explores Buddhist localisations in the Tarim basin, the Transhimalaya and Tibet.

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πŸ“’ The Silk Road by British Library

Genre : Art
Publisher : Serindia Publications, Inc.
ISBN_10 : 193247613X
Copyright Year : 2004
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Genre : Art
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN_10 : 9789004279391
Copyright Year : 2014-11-14
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In Archaeological and Visual Sources of Meditation in the Ancient Monasteries of Kuča, Angela F. Howard and Giuseppe Vignato use diverse methodological approaches from archaeology, art history and religious studies to reconstruct monastic life and practices in the rock monasteries on the northern Silk Route (ca.200-650).

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Lexington Books
ISBN_10 : 9781498589062
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This book documents the prehistoric and ancient cultural accomplishments influencing the Golden Ages of Inner Eurasia in the medieval era.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781838609405
Copyright Year : 2016-05-30
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Between the ninth and the fifteenth centuries, Central Asia was a major political, economic and cultural hub on the Eurasian continent. In the first half of the thirteenth century it was also the pre-eminent centre of power in the largest land-based empire the world has ever seen. This third volume of Christoph Baumer's extensively praised and lavishly illustrated new history of the region is above all a story of invasion, when tumultuous and often brutal conquest profoundly shaped the later history of the globe. The author explores the rise of Islam and the remarkable victories of the Arab armies which - inspired by their vital, austere and egalitarian desert faith - established important new dynasties like the Seljuks, Karakhanids and Ghaznavids. A golden age of artistic, literary and scientific innovation came to a sudden end when, between 1219 and 1260, Genghiz Khan and his successors overran the Chorasmian-Abbasid lands. Dr Baumer shows that the Mongol conquests, while shattering to their enemies, nevertheless resulted in much greater mercantile and cultural contact between Central Asia and Western Europe.

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Genre : Art, Central Asian
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ISBN_10 : 8173053472
Copyright Year : 2009
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Proceedings of the International Seminar on the Art of Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent in Cross-Cultural Perspective, 1st cent. CE-14th cent. CE, held at New Delhi during 12-16 March 2007.

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πŸ“’ How Objects Tell Stories by Katheryn M. Linduff

Genre : Art
Publisher : Inner and Central Asian Art an
ISBN_10 : 2503580211
Copyright Year : 2018-09-30
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Inner and Central Asian Art and Archaeology' is a new series launched providing a major forum for discussion and publication of current international research projects and fieldwork concerning the art and archaeology of Central and Inner Asia. Uniquely the series covers the vast regions flanking the ancient Silk Roads from the Iranian world to western China and from the Russian steppes to north-western India. The series mainly focuses on the pre-Islamic period of art and archaeology of Inner Asia. Related scholarly articles on language and history are also published.00Contents of this volume:00How Objects Tell Stories: Essays in Honor of Emma C. Bunker00I. OBJECTS AND CULTURAL INTERSECTION00A Steppe Warrior in Achaemenid Employ? Grave 4.28 at Choga Mish, Khuzistan, Iran;0Restructuring Reality: Zoomorphs, from Fantastic to Hybrid;0Changed Strategies of Interaction: Exchange Relations on China?s Northern Frontier in Light of the Finds from Xinzhuangtou;0All That Glitters?Foreign Jewelry in Chinese Tombs: from Han into Tang; Guardians of the Brave/Keepers of the Empire: Horses in the Han imaginary; Gold, an Exotic Material in Early China; The Authority of Horse-Rider Iconography: Imagery as the Power of the Past (The Eurasian Steppe and Yunnan in the late Millennium BCE)00II: OBJECTS, TECHNOLOGY AND CROSS-CULTURAL EXCHANGE00Early Copper-base Metals in Western Yunnan; Study of Tin-enriched Ancient Bronzes from the Northern Grassland of China; Xiongnu Bronze Metallurgy in the Trans-Baikal Area; The Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex (BMAC), the Seima-Turbino Horizon and a Possible Eastward Transmission of Tin-Bronze Technology in Later Third and Early Second Millennium BCE Inner Asia.

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Genre : History
Publisher : British Library Board
ISBN_10 : IND:30000086230509
Copyright Year : 2002
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This major new catalogue describes the 2,500 Khotanese manuscripts in the British Library's Aurel Stein and other Central Asian collections, including Buddhist and secular texts that enhance our understanding of northern Mahayana (as well as Vajrayana at Dunhuang) and the history of the southern Silk Road in the 5th-10th centuries. It includes a comprehensive introduction to the collections and the historical background of the manuscripts.

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