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    Alexander's Campaigns in Sind and Baluchistan and the Siege of the Brahmin Town of Harmatelia (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta) (Hardback) By (author) P. Eggermont

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    DescriptionIn quest of the identification and geographical location of the Brahmin town of Harmatelia, known for Alexander's siege which became a favourite literary theme throughout the Hellenistic age, the author has studied this minor problem within the much wider context of the historico-geographic conditions of Sind and Baluchistan about 500 B.C. - A.D. 25. Starting from a well-balanced assessment of the data supplied by western classic authors as well as by Indian and other oriental sources, he has compared the views held by General Cunningham's contemporaries with the fresh evidence we have at our disposal nowadays, such as the data collected by Aurel Stein during his archaeological reconnaissances in Baluchistan, the numerous notes which W.W. Tarn has inserted in his papers and books on Alexander the Great, and the recent geomorphological studies by the German geologist H. Wilhelmy on the Indus river basin in general, and the Indus delta in particular. An interesting feature of this book is the new method the author has developed. His interpretation is based on what he calls the Law of the strings of geographical names, viz. the principle according to which the early geographers listed the toponyms of towns, tribes, and mountains.


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    Title
    Alexander's Campaigns in Sind and Baluchistan and the Siege of the Brahmin Town of Harmatelia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) P. Eggermont
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 233
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789061860372
    ISBN 10: 9061860377
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BIC subject category V2: H
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC21: 934.030924
    DC22: 934.030924, 934/.03/0924
    LC classification: DF234.6 .E36
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD, NHF, NHC
    Publisher
    Peeters
    Imprint name
    Leuven University Press
    Publication date
    01 January 1975
    Publication City/Country
    Leuven