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Fortified cities of ancient India : a comparative study, Dieter Schlingloff

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Fortified cities of ancient India : a comparative study
Title
Fortified cities of ancient India
Title remainder
a comparative study
Statement of responsibility
Dieter Schlingloff
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Language
eng
Summary
Based on solid textual and archeological research, this volume offers a comparative exploration of the development of towns and cities in ancient India
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Schlingloff, Dieter
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cultural, historical and textual studies of South Asian religions
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  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • India
  • India
  • HISTORY
  • Antiquities
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Civilization
  • India
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Fortified cities of ancient India : a comparative study, Dieter Schlingloff
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 1. THE LAYOUT OF THE CITY: The analysis of the reference to towns in epic, Buddhist and Jain literature shows that such texts contain a variety of stock phrases concerning city architecture (p. 11-14). Specialist statements contained in the Kauṭilīya Arthaśāstra elucidate these (p. 14-16). A survey of the results of archaeological research (p. 16-28) verifies these statements and confirms the planning of Old Indian cities (p. 28-29). The investigation of house architecture (p. 30-32) illuminates the question of the population density in the cities, which had the same dimension as contemporary Greek and Roman cities (p. 32). According to Megasthenes, Pāṭaliputra, however, was 10-20 times larger than the usual towns; nearly double the size of imperial Rome, it was the greatest city of the ancient world (p. 32-33). Combining the notes of Megasthenes with statements from Indian literature (p. 33-35) and archaeology (p
  • 35-37), the boundaries of ancient Pāṭaliputra can be reconstructed (p. 37-40). This proves that the Bhikna Pahadi was on the one hand, in accordance with the prescriptions of the Kauṭilīya, a monument in the centre of the city (p. 39-40); Kumrahar, on the other, never could have been a palatial area, but rather was a pleasure hall outside the city wall (p. 40-43). After investigating the historical development of Pāṭaliputra (p. 43-46), the similarities and differences in the development of Greek and Indian cities are discussed which proves that the different constitutions of the states are conform with the different positions of Greek and Indian cityscapes (p. 46-48). Overview (p. 49). Figures 1-29 (p. 52-56). CHAPTER 2
  • This plan, divested of the figures acting in them reveals a generalised sketch of the cityscape which may complete the picture of the cities of Ancient India elaborated on in chapters 1 and 2 (p. 91-92). Figures 1-8 (p. 93-96). LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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ocn862780262
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unknown
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1 online resource (110 pages)
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online
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9780857283412
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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  • 539124
  • 22573/ctt1gwxcqm
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remote
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(OCoLC)862780262
Label
Fortified cities of ancient India : a comparative study, Dieter Schlingloff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 1. THE LAYOUT OF THE CITY: The analysis of the reference to towns in epic, Buddhist and Jain literature shows that such texts contain a variety of stock phrases concerning city architecture (p. 11-14). Specialist statements contained in the Kauṭilīya Arthaśāstra elucidate these (p. 14-16). A survey of the results of archaeological research (p. 16-28) verifies these statements and confirms the planning of Old Indian cities (p. 28-29). The investigation of house architecture (p. 30-32) illuminates the question of the population density in the cities, which had the same dimension as contemporary Greek and Roman cities (p. 32). According to Megasthenes, Pāṭaliputra, however, was 10-20 times larger than the usual towns; nearly double the size of imperial Rome, it was the greatest city of the ancient world (p. 32-33). Combining the notes of Megasthenes with statements from Indian literature (p. 33-35) and archaeology (p
  • 35-37), the boundaries of ancient Pāṭaliputra can be reconstructed (p. 37-40). This proves that the Bhikna Pahadi was on the one hand, in accordance with the prescriptions of the Kauṭilīya, a monument in the centre of the city (p. 39-40); Kumrahar, on the other, never could have been a palatial area, but rather was a pleasure hall outside the city wall (p. 40-43). After investigating the historical development of Pāṭaliputra (p. 43-46), the similarities and differences in the development of Greek and Indian cities are discussed which proves that the different constitutions of the states are conform with the different positions of Greek and Indian cityscapes (p. 46-48). Overview (p. 49). Figures 1-29 (p. 52-56). CHAPTER 2
  • This plan, divested of the figures acting in them reveals a generalised sketch of the cityscape which may complete the picture of the cities of Ancient India elaborated on in chapters 1 and 2 (p. 91-92). Figures 1-8 (p. 93-96). LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Control code
ocn862780262
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (110 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857283412
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 539124
  • 22573/ctt1gwxcqm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862780262

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