The Grandeur of Gandhara : The Ancient Buddhist Civilization of the Swat, Peshawar, Kabul and Indus Valleys

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  • Grandeur of Gandhara
  • The Grandeur of Gandhara
  • New York : Algora Publishing 2011
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1 online resource (302 p.)
  • 0-87586-860-6
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-278) and index.
  • English
  • Preliminaries; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Rise and Growth; Chapter 3: Embryonic Phase; Chapter 4:Transient Phase; Chapter 5: Kushan Empire; Chapter 6: The Golden Age; Chapter 7: Decline; Chapter 8: Sangharamas; Chapter 9: Gandhara Sculptures; Chapter 10: Gandhari & Kharoshthi; Chapter 11: The Literary Environment; Chapter 12: Influence in Central Asia; Chapter 13: Gandhara and Chinese Buddhism; Chapter 14: Gandhara & Japanese Buddhism; Chapter 15: Gandhara & Korean Buddhism; Chapter 16: Trade and Commerce; Chapter 17: Afterword; Short Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements IndexIndex
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  • The northwestern regions of Pakistan and southeastern regions of Afghanistan were once the heart of a highly developed civilization whose cultural impact was felt from China to Persia. A major center of Buddhism, its cultural attainments were highlights of ancient civilization. The author's research, accompanied by some 60 illustrations, offers Americans an entirely new understanding of the desolate region shown on the nightly news. The Persian, Greek and Central Asian invasions of Gandhara, rather than causing wide scale destruction in the region, promoted the development of a multi-cultural,

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