Memory as history: the legacy of Alexander in Asia

Ray, Himanshu Prabha (ed.)

₹ 2500.00

Contents: Introduction. (i) `Wild Follies and Ostentatious Displays': reflections on Alexander the great in India the question of collective memory by Stephen Garton. Part I: The Evolution of the Legend. (ii) Alexander's historians and the Alexander romance: a comparative study by Ioannis Xydopoulos. (iii) Alexander's mythic journey into India by Alastair J.L. Blanshard. (iv) Alexander and the virtuous Indians by Andy T. Fear. (v) The syriac sources of the early Arabic narratives of Alexander by Kevin van Bladel. (vi) Visual illustrations of the life of Alexander in Persian manuscripts by Nasim Akhtar. (vii) Alexander and Asia: Droysen and Grote by Phiroze Vasunia. Part II: The Archaeology of the Greeks. (viii) Alexander's Campaign (327-326 BC): a chronological marker in the archaeology of India by Himanshu Prabha Ray. (ix) Differing modes of contact between India and the West: some achaemenid and seleucid examples by Daniel T. Potts. (x) Recent discoveries of Buddhist manuscripts from Afghanistan and Pakistan: the heritage of the Greeks in the North-West by Mark Allon. (xi) Alexander's lost kingdom: from diodotus to Strato III by Robert Bracey. (xii) Travelling to India without Alexander's log-books by Jean-Francois Salles. (xiii) Hellenism in an Afghan context by Grant Parker. (xiv) Creating Alexander's legacy in Egypt by Marie-Francoise Boussac. (xv) Not just a pretty face: interpretations of Alexander's numismatic imagery in the Hellenic East by Shailendra Bhandare.

ISBN 13: 9788173053252

ISBN 10: 8173053251

Year: 2007

Pages etc.: xvi,264p., (60)pls.(34 col.), (5)maps, bibl., ind., 31x23cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Subject(s): History

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