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Author : H. G. Rawlinson
ISBN : 0266394728
Genre : History
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Excerpt from Bactria: The History of a Forgotten Empire I should, perhaps, add that as this work is intended for the general reader, the tiresome diacritical marks which are the fashion in Oriental Works have been. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Category: History

Lost World Of The Golden King

Author : Frank L. Holt
ISBN : 9780520953741
Genre : History
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Drawing on ancient historical writings, the vast array of information gleaned in recent years from the study of Hellenistic coins, and startling archaeological evidence newly unearthed in Afghanistan, Frank L. Holt sets out to rediscover the ancient civilization of Bactria. In a gripping narrative informed by the author’s deep knowledge of his subject, this book covers two centuries of Bactria’s history, from its colonization by remnants of Alexander the Great’s army to the kingdom’s collapse at the time of a devastating series of nomadic invasions. Beginning with the few tantalizing traces left behind when the ‘empire of a thousand cities’ vanished, Holt takes up that trail and follows the remarkable and sometimes perilous journey of rediscovery. Lost World of the Ancient King describes how a single bit of evidence—a Greek coin—launched a search that drew explorers to the region occupied by the tumultuous warring tribes of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Afghanistan. Coin by coin, king by king, the history of Bactria was reconstructed using the emerging methodologies of numismatics. In the twentieth century, extraordinary ancient texts added to the evidence. Finally, one of the ‘thousand cities’ was discovered and excavated, revealing an opulent palace, treasury, temple, and other buildings. Though these great discoveries soon fell victim to the Afghan political crisis that continues today, this book provides a thrilling chronicle of the search for one of the world’s most enigmatic empires.
Category: History

The Greeks In Bactria And India

Author : William Woodthorpe Tarn
ISBN : 9781108009416
Genre : History
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A landmark study of the Greek kingdoms of Bactria and India that treats them as Hellenistic states.
Category: History

The New International Encyclop Dia

Author : Frank Moore Colby
ISBN : UIUC:30112057100932
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Greek Kingdom Of Bactria

Author : H. Sidky
ISBN : UOM:39015050165441
Genre : History
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In this volume, Sidky undertakes the task of reconstructing the history of Greek Bactria, a warlike kingdom that existed twenty-two centuries ago in what is now northern Afghanistan, from fragmentary sources. The resulting work brings to life ancient documents in a narrative scope, where a forgotten people are recreated in the reader's mind. The story of east meeting west, and the resulting synthesis, is re-told here, with critical analysis of sources fitting easily alongside vivid descriptions of glorious battles and great cities. This easily accessible, yet scholarly, work will interest students of ancient history and archaeology.
Category: History

Chambers S Encyclopaedia

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ISBN : UOM:39015078178384
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Encyclop Dia Britannica

Author : Walter Yust
ISBN : UOM:39015038700996
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries