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    The Greeks in Bactria and India (Cambridge Library Collection: Classics) (Paperback) By (author) William Woodthorpe Tarn

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    DescriptionWritten by a highly regarded scholar in the field, this is the first published study on the Greek kingdoms of Bactria and India that treats them as Hellenistic states. The book begins with an overview of the Seleucid settlement, providing a background to the relations between Greeks and Asiatics after the death of Alexander the Great. Covering the period from 206 to 145 BCE, the book analyses the reigns of Euthydemus I, Demetrius I and Menander I, and explains how they accomplished Alexander's dream of co-operation instead of domination in the eastern provinces. Tarn's work examines this little-discussed topic and presents it to the reader in a clear and accessible style, making this a great scholarly contribution that remains unsurpassed in breadth and depth. The second edition from 1966 (reissued here) includes an Addendum explaining the further discoveries since the work was first published in 1951.


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    Title
    The Greeks in Bactria and India
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Woodthorpe Tarn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 600
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 750 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108009416
    ISBN 10: 1108009417
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 934
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    5 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    24 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Prefaces; Introduction; Part I. The Background in the Middle East: 1. The Seleucid settlement; 2. Literature and social contacts; Part II. Bactria and India: 3. Euthydemus and Bactria; 4. Demetrius and the invasion of India; 5. Antiochus IV and Eucratides; 6. Menander and his kingdom; 7. The nomad conquest of Bactria; 8. Greeks and Sacas in India; 9. The Greeks and India; Conclusion; Appendices; Addenda; Index.