History of Civilizations of Central Asia: The development of sedentary and nomadic civilizations: 700 B.C. to A.D. 250

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Ahmad Hasan Dani, Vadim Mikhaĭlovich Masson
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1999 - Asia, Central - 573 pages
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In the oasis of Merv (ancient Margiana) the Achaemenid settlement at Erk-kala, transformed by Alexander into Alexandria in Margiana, was incorporated by a new city (the Gyaur-kala site) whose massive unbaked-brick ramparts enclosed a vast square 1500 m across, fortified at each corner by a bastion. P.91 

Contents

Description of the project
11
List of contributors
17
Ancient Iranian nomads in western Central Asia
23
Media and Achaemenid Iran M A Dandamayev
35
Alexander and his successors in Central Asia
67
The Greek kingdoms of Central Asia P Bernard
99
Parthia G A Koshelenko and V N Pilipko
131
Nomads in eastern Central Asia N Ishjamts
151
Cities and urban life in the Kushan kingdom
291
Religions in the Kushan Empire
313
Kushan
331
Languages and scripts in GraecoBactria and the Saka kingdoms
397
Languages and literature in the Kushan Empire J Harmatta
417
States in northwestern Central Asia N N Negmatov
441
The nomads of northern Central Asia after the invasion
457
The rise of Sasaman Iran
473

The Yuehchih and their migrations
171
S The Sakas and IndoParthians B N Puri
191
The culture of the Xinjiang region Ma Yong and Wang Binghua
209
The Western Regions under the Hsiungnu and the
227
Economy and social system in Central Asia in the Kushan
265
Conclusion Harmatta
485
Bibliography and references
511
Index
555
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