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Edited by Arvind Sharma
Following the lead of a “hermeneutics of surprise” the book identifies, indeed, surprising new material, and offers unexpected new insights essential to the debate on the position of goddesses and women in ancient India.
Stephen C. Berkwitz
This book on vernacular Buddhist histories written in late medieval Sri Lanka demonstrates that narrative representations of the past were designed to effectively constructing new moral communities in translocal spaces.
This work analyzes the Islamic ritual buildings of western India as innovations of the local architectural tradition. These buildings themselves forged new senses of community, initiating processes of social integration and redefinition among Muslim and non-Muslim groups in the region.
Kamala Elizabeth Nayar
At the hand of the hero Karna this book offers a model for ‘heroic religion’, having to a large extent shaped not only the Indic epics, but also cognate Indo-European epics, such as Homer’s Iliad.
The creation or closure of institutions of government and the careers of men who took their part in public life show how human lives were affected by political concepts and official demands in the formative stages of China's imperial government.
Michael R. Drompp
This book considers the Tang response to the collapse of the Uighur steppe empire in 840 C.E. and the large number of refugees who fled to China's northern frontier. It examines the workings of late Tang bureaucracy through translations of some seventy relevant Chinese documents.
Qurbān-ʿAlī Khālidī, Edited by Allen J. Frank and Mirkasyim A. Usmanov
Essential reference for all those interested in the Islamic history of Central Asia under Russian and Chinese rule (1770 - 1912). Based on a Turkic manuscript compiled in 1912.
Edited by Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran
The interaction between Eurasian pastoral nomads and the surrounding sedentary societies is a major theme in world history. This volume explores the mulitfarious nature of nomadic society and its relations with China, Russia and the Middle East from antiquity into the contemporary world with ...
Stephen F. Dale
A critical biography of Zahīr al-Din Muhammad Bābur, the founder, in 1526, of the Timurid-Mughal Empire of India, offering
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