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  1. Relics and Relic Worship in the Early Buddhism of South Asia and Burma

    Relics and Relic Worship in the Early Buddhism of South Asia and Burma [Paperback]

    Janice Stargardt (Editor)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9780861592180
    Published by : British Museum Press
    Series: British Museum Research Publications
    Volume: 218
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    Among world religions, only Buddhism and Christianity attach a central significance to the role of relics. These two traditions, however, are different in both conceptual and material terms. In Buddhism, the most sacred relics are those considered... .... Learn More
  2. Cityscapes and Monuments of Western Asia Minor

    Cityscapes and Monuments of Western Asia Minor: Memories and Identities [Hardback]

    Eva Mortensen (Editor); Birte Poulson (Editor)

    Regular Price: £60.00

    Special Price: £45.00

    ISBN: 9781785708367
    Published by : Oxbow Books
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    Cityscapes consist of houses, streets, civic buildings, sanctuaries, tombs, monuments and inscriptions created by multiple generations of citizens and foreigners with an interest in the city; they are interpreted and reinterpreted as expressions o... .... Learn More
  3. China: A History in Objects

    China: A History in Objects [Hardback]

    Jessica Harrison-Hall (Author)

    £29.95

    ISBN: 9780500519707
    Published by : Thames and Hudson
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  4. A Short History of the Mongols

    A Short History of the Mongols [Paperback]

    George Lane (Author)

    £10.99

    ISBN: 9781780766065
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    Series: I.B. Tauris Short Histories
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    The Mongol Empire was the mightiest land empire the world has ever seen. At its height it was twice the size of its Roman equivalent. For a remarkable century and a half it commanded a population of 100 million people, while the rule of Chinggis (... .... Learn More
  5. By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia

    By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia [Paperback]

    Barry Cunliffe (Author)

    £20.00

    ISBN: 9780199689187
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years, from the origins ... .... Learn More
  6. Puṣpikā Volume 4

    Puṣpikā Volume 4: Tracing Ancient India Through Text and Traditions [Paperback]

    Lucas den Boer (Editor); Daniele Cuneo (Editor)

    Regular Price: £30.00

    Special Price: £22.50

    ISBN: 9781785707568
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Puṣpikā Volume 4 contains the proceedings of the seventh International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (Leiden 2015). The fourteen papers included here cover a rich variety of topics related to the intellectual traditions of South As... .... Learn More
  7. Old Society, New Belief: Religious Transformation of China and Rome, CA. 1st-6th Centuries

    Old Society, New Belief: Religious Transformation of China and Rome, CA. 1st-6th Centuries [Hardback]

    Mu-chou Poo (Author); H. A. Drake (Author); Lisa Raphals (Author)

    £47.99

    ISBN: 9780190278359
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    In the first century of the Common Era, two new belief systems entered long-established cultures with radically different outlooks and values: missionaries started to spread the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth in Rome and the Buddha in China. Rome ... .... Learn More
  8. Early Microlithic Technologies and Behavioural Variability in Southern Africa and South Asia

    Early Microlithic Technologies and Behavioural Variability in Southern Africa and South Asia [Paperback]

    Laura Lewis (Author)

    £51.00

    ISBN: 9781407315522
    Published by : British Archaeological Reports
    Series: BAR S
    Volume: 2861
    Microlith production is a distinctive and significant stone tool technology. However, inter-regional comparative analyses of microlithic industries are rare, and tend to homogenise these industries by focussing analytical attention on retouched to... .... Learn More
  9. A Time of Change: Questioning the "Collapse" of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    A Time of Change: Questioning the "Collapse" of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka [Paperback]

    Keir Magalie Strickland (Author)

    £28.00

    ISBN: 9781784916329
    Published by : Archaeopress
    This book reassesses the apparent collapse of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, through explicit reference to the archaeological record. The study of Anuradhapura's terminal period has long been dominated by an over-reliance upon textual sources, resulting... .... Learn More
  10. Heroic Saktism: The Cult of Durga in Ancient Indian Kingship

    Heroic Saktism: The Cult of Durga in Ancient Indian Kingship [Hardback]

    Bihani Sarkar (Author)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9780197266106
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs
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    Heroic 'Saktism is the belief that a good king and a true warrior must worship the goddess Durga, the form and substance of kingship. This belief formed the bedrock of ancient Indian practices of cultivating political power. Wildly dangerous and s... .... Learn More

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