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The Greek Kingdom of Bactria: From Alexander to Eucratides the Great

The Greek Kingdom of Bactria: From Alexander to Eucratides the Great

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By (author) H. Sidky

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  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Format: Hardback | 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 231mm x 28mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
  • ISBN 10: 076181695X
  • ISBN 13: 9780761816959
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,134,356

Product description

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.

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Author information

H. Sidky is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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...Sidky's book is to be welcomed and recommended for libraries and academics, given the detail and discussion present in the book. -- David Scott, Brunel University The Historian ...clearly and interestingly written... CHOICE ...clearly and interestingly written... CHOICE ...Sidky's book is to be welcomed and recommended for libraries and academics, given the detail and discussion present in the book. -- David Scott, Brunel University The Historian

Table of contents

Chapter 1 List of Illustrations Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introductions Chapter 5 From the Battle of Gaugamela to the Death of Darius Chapter 6 The Graeco-Macedonian Invasion of Bactria Chapter 7 The Bactrian and Sogdian War Chapter 8 Bactria After the Death of Alexander Chapter 9 The Rise of the Graeco-Bactrian Kingdom Chapter 10 Antiochus the Great and Euthydemus, King of the Bactrians Chapter 11 Demetrius the Invincible and Demetrius King of the Indians Chapter 12 Eucratides the Great and the Fall of the Graeco-Bactrian Kingdom Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index