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    The New Cambridge History of India: Vijayanagara (New Cambridge History of India) (Paperback) By (author) Burton Stein, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards

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    DescriptionThe Vijayanagara rajas ruled a substantial part of the southern peninsula of India for over three hundred years, beginning in the mid-fourteenth century, and during this epoch the region was transformed from its medieval past towards a modern colonial future. Concentrating on the later sixteenth- and seventeenth-century history of Vijayanagara, Burton Stein details the pattern of rule established in this important and long-lived Hindu kingdom, which was followed by other, often smaller, kingdoms of peninsular India until the onset of colonialism. Through an analysis of the politics, society and economy, Stein addresses the central question of the extent to which Vijayanagara, as a medieval Hindu kingdom, can be viewed as a prototype of the polities and societies confronted by the British in the late eighteenth century. This work thus presents an understanding of one of the great medieval kingdoms of India, and a more general assessment of the nature of the state, society and culture on the eve of European colonial rule.


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    Title
    The New Cambridge History of India
    Subtitle
    Vijayanagara
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Burton Stein, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521619257
    ISBN 10: 0521619254
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3J
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    DC22: 954
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: DS
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    Abridged Dewey: 950
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS436 .N47 1987 Pt. 1, vol. 2
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "Burton Stein's comprehensive survey of the Vijayanagara empire incorporates and further refines many of his earlier and more detailed findings on the medieval history of the south. Indeed, Vijayanagara summarizes a lifetime's research and reflection on South Asian history and it has all the qualities of a single, sustained argument presented in a narrative form but nevertheless informing on and illuminating a whole range of analytical problems." K. N. Chaudhuri, Indian History "...thanks to his success in interweaving his analysis of 'structural changes' together with a narrative synopsis of political history, the potential audience has been expanded beyond the narrow circle of specialists to include anyone who desires an intelligent overall introduction to the period." Phillip B. Wagoner, Newsletter of the Society for South Indian Studies
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; General editor's preface; Preface maps; 1. Introduction; 2. The medieval past: continuity and disjunction; 3. The city and the kingdom; 4. Political economy and society: the sixteenth century; 5. Imperial collapse and aftermath: 1542-1700; 6. Conclusion; Bibliographical essay; Index.