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Bactrian Documents I (Studies in the Khalili Collection)

by Nicholas Sims-Williams

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Published by The Khalili Collections .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language & Linguistics,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Indo-Iranian languages,
  • History: World,
  • Ancient - General,
  • Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General,
  • History / Ancient / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8655725M
    ISBN 101874780730
    ISBN 109781874780731
    OCLC/WorldCa148682874

    The first written records of Bactria are Achaemenian. The region was probably subdued by Cyrus II the Great in the 6th century bc and remained an Achaemenian province for the next years. When Alexander the Great defeated Darius III, the Bactrian satrap, Bessus, tried unsuccessfully to organize resistance in the the death of Alexander ( bc) Bactria passed under . documents: a series of coins bearing Bactrian legends which include the name and titles of a ruler named ‘Zhulad Gozgan, king of Gar’; they also name the city of Amber, presumably as a mint-town [Fig. 2, next page]. The city of Amber, nowadays Sar-i Pul, is well known from Islamic sources. One of the new Bactrian documents, a poorly-.

    The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom was, along with the Indo-Greek Kingdom, the easternmost part of the Hellenistic world, covering Bactria and Sogdiana in Central Asia from to BC. It was centered on the north of present-day Afghanistan. The expansion of the Greco-Bactrians into present-day eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan from BC established the Indo-Greek . Bactrian was the principal language of administration in what is now Afghanistan from the time of the Kushan empire (1st to 3rd centuries C.E.) until the early Islamic period. The surviving Bactrian inscriptions and documents, coins and countermarks, seals and sealings attest a large number of personal names, whose various linguistic origins - Persian, Sogdian, Indian, .

    Nicholas Sims-Williams is the author of Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan II ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Indo-Ira /5(13). In summary, I found this book to be extremely useful with important new chronologies and data on ancient and historical Afghanistan. It helps confirm the importance of this region to the history of Asia and the world as a whole. Overall the volume is extremely well written and edited, and has the most up to date information available at the.


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Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan: I: Legal and Economic Documents (Studies in the Khalili Collection of Islamic Art) (Pt.1) 1st Edition. Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan I: Legal and Economic Documents | Nicholas Sims-Williams | download | B–OK.

Download books for free. Find books. Bactrian, the ancient language of Afghanistan, was virtually unknown before the recent discovery of more than a hundred leather documents written in Bactrian in.

The documents are dated between andthat is, assuming that the Bactrian era began in C.E., between and In the present volume, the documents are conveniently arranged by date.

The geographic horizon of the documents is described by Sims-Williams () as follows: "Several documents state that they were written in. The documents published here are scraps of 30 commercial texts on leather and 18 inscribed wooden sticks that served as tallies.

The documents come from ancient Bactria, an eastern satrapy of the Persian empire, and date to approximately a thousand years before Muhammed brought Islam to the world—that is, about the fourth century B.C.E.

These documents include letters, legal contracts, economic documents and a few Buddhist texts; many of them bear dates in the so-called “Bactrian era”, which is also known from a few inscriptions, such as the Tochi valley inscriptions in Pakistan, but whose starting-point is.

Sims-William s: Bactrian Legal Documents from 7th- and 8th-Century Guzgan Description and List of Documents All of the documents published here are written Ο Year: (= a.d. ?) on leather or parchment and most of them attest Document type: undertaking to keep the one or other of the four standard formats (la, lb, peace.

Of eight known manuscript fragments in Greco-Bactrian script, one is from Lou-lan and seven from Toyoq, where they were discovered by the second and third Turpan expeditions under Albert von Le Coq.

One of these may be a Buddhist text. One other manuscript, in Manichaean script, was found at Qočo by Mary Boyce in The six-part documentary Alexander's Lost World explores the possible sites of Bactrian cities that historians believe were founded by Alexander the Great, including Alexandria on the Oxus.

The series also explores the pre-existing Oxus civilization. During the last twenty years, more than documents in Bactrian, the language of pre-Islamic Afghanistan, have come to light. These documents provide unique information on the history of Afghanistan and neighbouring lands in the 4th to 8th centuries C.E., as well as revealing a Middle Iranian language which was hardly known before.

The first volume of Nicholas Sims-Williams'. This book deals with the remarkable story of the Graeco-Bactrian and GraecoIndian peoples who interacted, and gradually became integrated, with the peoples and cultures of India. Until this book, the advanced study of this remarkable episode in the ancient history of Asia had been confined to European scholars.

Studies in the Chronology of the Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan. Book Description: More than documents in Bactrian, the chief administrative language of pre-Islamic Afghanistan, have come to light during the last twenty-five years. These documents include letters, legal contracts, economic documents and a few Buddhist texts; many of them.

The Bactrian documents are full of information on the history of the region from the 4th to the 8th century CE and many of them turned out to be dated, unfortunately in an era whose starting-point was unknown.

Book Description This lavishly illustrated book is the first publication of a group of thirty documents on leather in Imperial Aramaic, dating to the fourth century B.C.E. and reflecting the practice of the Achaemenian administration in Bactria and s: 3.

The Bactrian documents have the potential to transform our knowledge of the history of the region during the 4th to 8th centuries CE, a period for which there are few contemporary records, but before they can be fully exploited as historical sources it is necessary to establish their relative and absolute chronology.

Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan by Nicholas Sims-Williams is published in two volumes by The Nour Foundation in association with Azimuth Editions (Oxford ; London ).

The first volume, hailed as a "philological and linguistic masterpiece" by Professor Helmut Humbach (in BSp. ), contains legal and economic. For all book order enquiries and to place an order: Tel: +44 (0) Fax: +44 (0) E: [email protected] Post: Oxbow Books 47 Church Street Barnsley, S70 2AS. For all general enquiries: Tel: +44 (0) Fax: +44 (0) E: [email protected] Please note: the appearance of books on our website does not.

Bactrian, the ancient language of Afghanistan, which was used for administrative purposes by a succession of dynasties from the 2nd to the 9th century CE, was virtually unknown until the discovery during the s of more than documents.

Part 3 provides a handy check-list of our conclusions, while the Appendices provide additional and supporting material including editions of the Tochi valley inscriptions and of a Pahlavi letter which was purchased together with the Bactrian documents.

This book will be required reading for scholars and students of the pre-Islamic and early. During the last ten years the corpus of Bactrian texts has increased dramatically. The dates of the Bactrian documents range from to a.d., a span of more than four centuries extending through the Kushano-Sasanian, Kidarite, Hephthalite, and Turkish periods, well into Islamic times.

Apart from a few unidentifiable fragments and texts of uncertain type, the new Bactrian documents. This is the first publication of a group of 30 documents on leather in Official Aramaic, dating to the 4th century bc and reflecting the practice of the Achaemenian administration in Bactria and Sogdiana.

Eighteen inscribed wooden sticks, for use as tallies, dated to the third year of King Darius III, are also included.Nicholas Sims-Williams has 20 books on Goodreads with 53 ratings. Nicholas Sims-Williams’s most popular book is Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples.Home Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection Bactrian camel galloping, frame IM or document To embed the entire object, paste this HTML in website To link to this page, paste this link in email, IM or document To embed this page, paste this HTML in website.

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