Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization

ISBN-10: 0195779401
ISBN-13: 9780195779400
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Description: This lavishly illustrated book presents a coherent and fascinating account of the Indus Valley civilization that will appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike. Kenoyer draws on the latest archaeological information from Harappa, Mohenjodaro,  More...

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Book details

List price: $70.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/8/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

This lavishly illustrated book presents a coherent and fascinating account of the Indus Valley civilization that will appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike. Kenoyer draws on the latest archaeological information from Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Dholavira, and other major sites as well as on his considerable knowledge of South Asian societies and ancient technologies. He addresses such enduring topics as the nature and role of the Indus writing system, the Indus religino as evidenced through sculpture and architecture, the political organization of Indus city-states, long-distance trade and the importance of merchants in Indus society, and the daily life of the diverse inhabitants of the cities, towns, and villages of the region.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Origins of Urban Society
Indus Cities, Towns and Villages
The Indus Script and Its Uses
Rulers and Traders of the Indus Cities
Religious Art and Symbols
People and Professions
Technology and Crafts
Decline and Legacy of the Indus Cities
Catalogue
Bibliography
Index
Credits

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