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Buddhism and Gandhara - An Archaeology of Museum Collections (Paperback) Loot Price: R942
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Buddhism and Gandhara - An Archaeology of Museum Collections (Paperback): Himanshu Prabha Ray

Buddhism and Gandhara - An Archaeology of Museum Collections (Paperback)

Himanshu Prabha Ray

Series: Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

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Gandhara is a name central to Buddhist heritage and iconography. It is the ancient name of a region in present-day Pakistan, bounded on the west by the Hindu Kush mountain range and to the north by the foothills of the Himalayas. 'Gandhara' is also the term given to this region's sculptural and architectural features between the first and sixth centuries CE. This book re-examines the archaeological material excavated in the region in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and traces the link between archaeological work, histories of museum collections and related interpretations by art historians. The essays in the volume underscore the diverse cultural traditions of Gandhara - from a variety of sources and perspectives on language, ethnicity and material culture (including classical accounts, Chinese writings, coins and Sanskrit epics) - as well as interrogate the grand narrative of Hellenism of which Gandhara has been a part. The book explores the making of collections of what came to be described as Gandhara art and reviews the Buddhist artistic tradition through notions of mobility and dynamic networks of transmission. Wide ranging and rigorous, this volume will appeal to scholars and researchers of early South Asian history, archaeology, religion (especially Buddhist studies), art history and museums.

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Imprint: Routledge India
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Archaeology and Religion in South Asia
Release date: December 2019
First published: 2018
Editors: Himanshu Prabha Ray
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
ISBN-13: 978-0-367-88910-4
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Exhibition catalogues and specific collections
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
LSN: 0-367-88910-2
Barcode: 9780367889104

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