Encyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations (Facts on File by C. F. W. Higham

By C. F. W. Higham

Encyclopedia of historic Asian Civilization is a brand new and intriguing addition to proof On File's sequence of encyclopedias of historic background. It covers old Asia from the Jomon tradition in Japan in nearly 11,000 BCE throughout the Cambodian empires of Funan, Chenla, and Angkor that lasted until eventually the fifteenth century. in lots of instances - for instance the states of Champa in present-day Vietnam that are basically defined in French and Vietnamese texts and the Dvaravati nation of significant. Thailand that is top lined within the Thai language - the civilizations lined have so far been taken care of basically marginally in English literature. Written by way of one of many preeminent specialists within the box, this encyclopedia is the correct source for top tuition and school scholars getting to know the topic in addition to an invaluable scholarly reference. all the eleven, area-specific sections starts with an overview of the region's old heritage, through A-to-Z entries that disguise archaeological websites; agricultural and monetary improvement; personalities and political associations; in addition to articles on faith, exchange, struggle, and different very important issues. The 11 sections are: 1. The Civilization of China; 2. The Indus Civilization; three. The Civilizations of India; four. The Civilizations of Sri Lanka; five. The Civilizations of Burma; 6. Thailand: the Civilization of Dvaravati; 7. Cambodia: Funan, Chenla, and Angkor; eight. Champa, Vietnam; nine. The Maritime states of island Southeast Asia; 10. The Civilization of Korea; eleven. The Civilization of Japan

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The religious text reveals the sanctity of this temple during a period of at least two centuries. The main sanctuary on the third tier had one entrance facing east, but the other three walls were later provided with separate portals. The original lintel dates to the end of the eighth century. Two reused inscriptions from the central tower date to 704 and 717, respectively. The latter records a foundation by the mratan (official) Kirtigana to the god Gamhiresvara and notes donations to the temple, which include rice, draft cattle, cloth, and workers.

Anandacandra was the king of ARAKAN (now Rakhine) in western Myanmar (Burma). He was known for his generosity to Buddhist establishments but also favored Hindu deities. Anandacandra is best known as the author of a major addition to an inscription from SHIT-THAUNG, which sets out the names of his 18 predecessors and describes the origin of the royal line with the god Siva. His capital was located at VESALI, a huge walled city surrounded by a moat and containing a walled palace precinct. His inscriptions record his foundation of Buddhist monasteries and reliquaries, together with donations of land, slaves, and draft animals.

C. The Generalship of Alexander the Great. New York: DeCapo Press, 1989; Green, P. Alexander of Macedon. London: Penguin Books, 1992; Worthington, I. Alexander the Great. London: Routledge, 2003. ) Alikasudaro is a king mentioned in the rock edicts of Asoka, the third king of the Maurya Empire (c. 324–c. ) in India. The name is thought to refer to Alexander of Epirus, a minor Greek ruler (r. ). E. Ama 7 Allahdino Allahdino is a small settlement of the INDUS in modern southern Pakistan. 5 acres).

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