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The making of Roman India, by Grant Parker

Label
The making of Roman India
Title
The making of Roman India
Statement of responsibility
by Grant Parker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Latin and especially Greek texts of the imperial period contain a wealth of references to 'India'. The Making of Roman India offers a survey of such texts, read against a wide range of other sources, both archaeological and documentary. It emphasises the social processes whereby the notion of India gained its exotic features, including the role of the Persian empire and of Alexander's expedition. Three kinds of social context receive special attention: the trade in luxury commodities; the political discourse of empire and its limits; and India's status as a place of special knowledge, embodied in 'naked philosophers'. Roman ideas about India ranged from the specific and concrete to the wildly fantastic: it is necessary to account for such variety. The afterlife of such ideas into late antiquity and beyond also receives consideration."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Grant Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Greek culture in the Roman world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • India
  • Rome
  • India
  • India
  • India
  • Trade routes
Label
The making of Roman India, by Grant Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-354) and index
Contents
  • List of figures
  • List of maps
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Creation of a Discourse
  • 1.
  • Achaemenid India and Alexander.
  • p. 11
  • Pt. II.
  • Features of a Discourse
  • 2.
  • India described.
  • p. 69
  • 3.
  • India depicted.
  • p. 121
  • Pt. III.
  • Contexts of a Discourse
  • 4.
  • Commodities.
  • p. 147
  • 5.
  • Empire.
  • p. 203
  • 6.
  • Wisdom.
  • p. 251
  • Conclusion: intersections of a discourse.
  • p. 308
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 319
  • Index.
  • p. 355
Control code
ocn187293873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 357 p.
Isbn
9780521858342
Lccn
2008276251
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The making of Roman India, by Grant Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-354) and index
Contents
  • List of figures
  • List of maps
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Creation of a Discourse
  • 1.
  • Achaemenid India and Alexander.
  • p. 11
  • Pt. II.
  • Features of a Discourse
  • 2.
  • India described.
  • p. 69
  • 3.
  • India depicted.
  • p. 121
  • Pt. III.
  • Contexts of a Discourse
  • 4.
  • Commodities.
  • p. 147
  • 5.
  • Empire.
  • p. 203
  • 6.
  • Wisdom.
  • p. 251
  • Conclusion: intersections of a discourse.
  • p. 308
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 319
  • Index.
  • p. 355
Control code
ocn187293873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 357 p.
Isbn
9780521858342
Lccn
2008276251
Other physical details
ill., maps

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