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

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

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ISBN-13: 9780521375474
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/07/1995
Pages: 389
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.98(d)

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.

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