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Hellenistic Far East Archaeology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia

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ISBN-10: 0520292464

ISBN-13: 9780520292468

Edition: 2015

Authors: Rachel Mairs

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In the aftermath of Alexander the Great’s conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous. To explore the lives and identities of the inhabitants of the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms, Rachel Mairs marshals a variety of evidence, from archaeology, to coins, to documentary and historical texts. Looking particularly at the great city of Ai Khanoum, the only extensively excavated Hellenistic period urban site in Central Asia,…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/5/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.02" wide x 8.94" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814