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1 Alles, Gregory D. THE ILIAD, THE RAMAYANA, AND THE WORK OF RELIGION Failed Persuasion and Religious Mystification
Pennsylvania State University Press 1994 0271013206 / 9780271013206 Softcover Fine 
Hermeneutics, Studies in the History of Religions; 0.75 x 9 x 6 Inches; 207 pages; Analyses the two classic narratives and how they mystify the social, cultural and existential dangers of failed persuastion... 
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2 Arberry, A. J. RELIGION IN THE MIDDLE EAST: THREE RELIGIONS IN CONCORD AND CONFLICT Volume I: Judaism and Christianity & Volume II: Islam
Cambridge University Press 1969 0521074002 / 9780521074001 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Book descriptions are pasted to front feps of both volumes leaving adhesive stains. Minor shelfwear otherwise. ; 2 Volume Set; Vol. 2017-01-02; 1360 pages; These volumes survey the three religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam and their relationship with each other, in concord and conflict during the last hundred years. Since Islam is the dominant faith, the term 'Middle East' denotes the social and cultural faiths as well as western civilization and communism, rather than a precise geographical area. Thus central Asia, and India, Pakistan and parts of Africa are included. 
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3 Asoka & G. Pugliese Carratelli & G. Garbini (Foreword by G. Tucci; Introduction by U. Scerrato) A BILINGUAL GRAECO-ARAMAIC EDICT BY ASOKA (ASHOKA) The First Greek Inscription Discovered in Afghanistan
Istituto Italiano Per Il Medio Ed Estremo Oriente 1964 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Pages uncut. Very light browning to wraps. ; The inscription came to light during digging work in April 1957, a few miles west of present-day Kandahar. The bilingual inscription is the most westerly proof of Buddhism yet found, and the most easterly of Greek inscriptions, and the first complete Aramaic inscription discovered in the area reaching to the Indus. ; Serie Orientale Roma XXIX; 62 pages 
Price: 140.00 USD
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4 Baldick, Julian HOMER AND THE INDO-EUROPEANS Comparing Mythologies
I. B. Tauris 1994 1850438315 / 9781850438311 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Former owner's name in pencil and blindstamp to ffep. Else very minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; This study in comparative mythology interprets the Greek myths in the light of the mythologies of other Indo-European cultures - Indian, Celtic, Scandinavian, Roman, Greek, Iranian and Ossetian. The author uses a modified version of the schema proposed by the French theorist Dumezil to consider the profound connections between such works as the "Iliad", the "Odyssey", the Indian epics - the "Ramayana" and the "Mahabharata" - the Iranian "Book of Kings" and the Scandinavian "Yaglingasaga". The book includes a long critical exposition of the discipline of comparative mythology from its 18th-century origins to the revival of the discipline by Dumezil and his followers from 1938 to the present. It also reassesses the profound critique of Dumezil which linked him with Nazi ideology. ; 256 pages 
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5 Baldick, Julian HOMER AND THE INDO-EUROPEANS Comparing Mythologies
I. B. Tauris 1994 1850438315 / 9781850438311 Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket 
Faint foxing to ffep and top of textblock else book is fine. ; This study in comparative mythology interprets the Greek myths in the light of the mythologies of other Indo-European cultures - Indian, Celtic, Scandinavian, Roman, Greek, Iranian and Ossetian. The author uses a modified version of the schema proposed by the French theorist Dumezil to consider the profound connections between such works as the "Iliad", the "Odyssey", the Indian epics - the "Ramayana" and the "Mahabharata" - the Iranian "Book of Kings" and the Scandinavian "Yaglingasaga". The book includes a long critical exposition of the discipline of comparative mythology from its 18th-century origins to the revival of the discipline by Dumezil and his followers from 1938 to the present. It also reassesses the profound critique of Dumezil which linked him with Nazi ideology. ; 256 pages 
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6 Bosworth, A. B. ALEXANDER AND THE EAST The Tragedy of Triumph
Oxford University Press 1996 0198149913 / 9780198149910 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
2 Small tears to DJ at spine (1cm) (repaired with cellotape). Former bookseller's plate on inner cover. ; 0.54 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 218 pages; In this study, Bosworth looks at Alexander the Great's activities in Central Asia and Pakistan, drawing a bleak picture of massacre and repression comparable to the Spanish conquest of Mexico. He investigates the evolution of Alexander's views of empire and concept of universal monarch, and documents the representation of Alexander by historians of antiquity. The book is directed to specialists and general readers alike. 
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7 Burghart, Richard & Audrey Cantlie INDIAN RELIGION
St. Martin's Press 1985 0312414005 / 9780312414009 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light scratches to DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Light shelfwear to boards. ; Published by Centre of South Asian Studies, SOAS. ; Collected Papers on South Asia; Vol. 7; 9 x 0.5 x 5.75 Inches; 258 pages; A Comprehensive survey of Indian religion in its social and anthropological contexts. 
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8 Chattopadhyaya, Sudhakar RACIAL AFFINITIES OF EARLY NORTH INDIAN TRIBES
Munshiram Manoharlal 1973 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Dustjacket has a few small nicks and tears. DJ is sliced along front panel. ; 134 pages; Traces the origins of the different tribes inhabiting North India. 
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9 Cotterell CHARIOT The Astounding Rise and Fall of the World's First War Machine
Pimlico 2004 0712669426 / 9780712669429 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Narrating the development and disappearance of the world's first war machine, this book reminds readers that much of the power of ancient empires was two-wheeled and horse-driven. Harnessed to other historians' broad-spectrum research on the causes of the end of the Bronze Age, Cotterell argues that, much like the later introduction of the stirrup, chariot technology dramatically recast battlefield strategy across the ancient world. Egyptians employed chariots as all-purpose fighting machines, while Roman chariots were more ceremonial, and Indian troops used theirs as archery platforms; Chinese engineers developed more efficient harnesses, permitting heavier cars. The author's comparative approach broadens the appeal of what would otherwise seem a narrow topic, but this account nevertheless behaves as a detailed military history. Particularly interesting for such scholarship, the author also discusses the chariot as a vehicle for modern popular culture; it aims to dispel the notion that chariots were simply horse-pulled tanks. Scholarly yet accessible, ; 344 pages 
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10 Coward, Harold G. MODERN INDIAN RESPONSES TO RELIGIOUS PLURALISM
State University of New York Press SUNY 1988 0887065716 / 9780887065712 Hardcover Fine 
Still wrapped in plastic. ; 340 pages; Part I: Responses from Within HInduism: 1. Gandhi and Religious Pluralism; 2. The Responses of the Brahmo Samaj; 3. The Response of the Arya Samaj; 4. The Response of the Ramakrishna Mission; 5. The Response of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother; 6. The Response of Swami Bhaktivedanta; 7. The Response of Modern Vaisnavism; 8. Saiva Siddhanta and Religious Pluralsm; 9. India's Philosophical Response to Religious Pluralism; Part II: Responses from Other Religious Within India: 10. Parsi Attitudes to Religious Pluralism; 11. Modern Indian Muslim Responses; 12. The Sikh Response; 13. A Modern Indian Christian Response; 14. The Response of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Community in the Indian Exile; 
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11 Diakonoff, I. M. & Alexander Kirjanov (Tr. ) EARLY ANTIQUITY
University of Chicago Press 1991 0226144658 / 9780226144658 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to book. Very light foxing to top of textblock. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; 1.36 x 9.26 x 6.38 Inches; 486 pages; The internationally renowned Assyriologist and linguist I. M. Diakonoff has gathered the work of Soviet historians in this survey of the earliest history of the ancient Near East, Central Asia, India, and China. Diakonoff and his colleagues, nearly all working within the general Marxist historiographic tradition, offer a comprehensive, accessible synthesis of historical knowledge from the beginnings of agriculture through the advent of the Iron Age and the Greek colonization in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea areas. Besides discussing features of Soviet historical scholarship of the ancient world, the essays treat the history of early Mesopotamia and the course of Pharaonic Egyptian civilization and developments in ancient India and China from the Bronze Age into the first millennium B. C. Additional chapters are concerned with the early history of Syria, Phoenicia, and Palestine, the Hittite civilization, the Creto-Mycenaean world, Homeric Greece, and the Phoenician and Greek colonization. This volume offers a unified perspective on early antiquity, focusing on the economic and social relations of production. Of immense value to specialists, the book will also appeal to general readers. I. M. Diakonoff is a senior research scholar of ancient history at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Leningrad Academy of Sciences. 
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12 Dumézil, Georges (Tr. Alf Hiltebeitel) THE DESTINY OF A KING
University of Chicago Press 1973 0226169758 / 9780226169750 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
The preeminent scholar of comparative studies of Indo-European society, Georges Dumézil theorized that ancient and prehistoric Indo-European culture and literature revolved around three major functions: sovereignty, force, and fertility. This work treats these functions as they are articulated through "first king" legends found in Indian, Iranian, and Celtic epics, particularly the Mahabharata. Dumézil, drawing on an extraordinarily broad range of Indo-European sources from Scandinavia to India and offering an original and provocative analytic method, set a new agenda for studies in comparative oral literature, historical linguistics, comparative mythology, and history of religions. The Destiny of a King examines one of the "little" epics within the Mahabharata—the legend of King Yayati, a distant ancestor of the Pandavas, the heroes of the larger epic. Dumézil compares Yayati's attributes and actions with those of the legendary Celtic king Eochaid Feidlech and also finds striking similarities in the stories surrounding the daughters of these two kings, the Indian Madhavi and the Celtic Medb. When he compares these two traditions with the "first king" legends from Iran, he finds such common themes as the apportionment of the earth and the "sin of the sovereign. " Contents: Yayati and his Sons; Yayati and his Daughter's Sons; Vasu Uparicara; Madhavi; Eochaid Feidlech, His Daughers and his sons; Perspectives. ; 6.89 x 0.81 x 4.18 Inches; 170 pages 
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13 Edgerton, Franklin SANSKRIT HISTORICAL PHONOLOGY A Simplified Outline for the Use of Beginners in Sanskrit
American Oriental Society 1946 Softcover Fair 
Wraps are torn along spine (repaired on the reverse with masking tape). Textblock is detached from wraps but complete. Wraps are creased with chipping. Former owner's names to front wrap. Else good. ; Appeared as a supplement to the Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 66, no. 1 (1946) ; Publications of the American Oriental Society. Offprint Series No. 19; 31 pages 
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14 Eggermont, P. H. L. ALEXANDER'S CAMPAIGNS In Sind and Baluchistan and the Siege of the Brahmin Town of Harmatelia.
Leuven University Press 1975 9061860377 / 9789061860372 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Spine is faded. Slight discoloration to boards. ; Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 3; 233 pages 
Price: 140.00 USD
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15 Gankovsky, Yu. V. THE PEOPLES OF PAKISTAN: AN ETHNIC HISTORY.
Moscow Nauka Publishing House 1971 Hardcover Very Good- 
Upper corners bumped. Edgewear to boards. ; Academy of Sciences - Institute of Oriental Studies; 247 pages 
Price: 48.00 USD
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16 Ghirshman, R. L'IRAN ET LA MIGRATION DES INDO-ARYENS ET DES IRANIENS
E. J. Brill 1977 9004048766 / 9789004048768 Softcover Very Good+ 
Faint crease to spine. Else very light shelfwear. ; 88 pages 
Price: 80.00 USD
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17 Gonda, J OLD INDIAN Die Indischen Sprachen
E. J. Brill 1971 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Softcover has been rebound in cloth. ; Handbuch der Orientalistik. 2. Abt.: Indien; Vol. 1.1; 230 pages 
Price: 81.00 USD
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18 Gonda, J. MANUEL DE GRAMMAIRE ÉLÉMENTAIRE DE LA LANGUE SANSKRITE Suivi D'Exercices, De Morceaux Choisis Et D'Un Lexique
E. J. Brill 1966 Softcover Very Good 
Blindstamp to half-title. Minor rubbing to wraps. ; 157 pages 
Price: 33.00 USD
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19 Hiriyanna, M. OUTLINES OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY
George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1956 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to book else Fine. DJ spine browned. Minor edgewear to DJ with slight chipping to top of DJ spine. ; Looks at Indian thought during the Vedic Period, the early post-Vedic period and the age of the systems. ; 419 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Holt, Frank Lee THUNDERING ZEUS The Making of Hellenistic Bactria
University of California Press 1999 0520211405 / 9780520211407 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Thundering Zeus uses an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to resolve one of the greatest puzzles in all of Hellenistic history. This book explores the remarkable rise of a Greek-ruled kingdom in ancient Bactria (modern Afghanistan) during the third century B. C. Diodotus I and II, whose dynasty emblazoned its coins with the dynamic image of Thundering Zeus, led this historic movement by breaking free of the Seleucid Empire and building a strong independent state in Central Asia. The chronology and crises that defined their reigns have been established here for the first time, and Frank Holt sets this new history into the larger context of Hellenistic studies. The best sources for understanding Hellenistic Bactria are archaeological, and they include a magnificent trove of coins. In addition to giving a history of Bactria, Thundering Zeus provides a catalog of these coins, as well as an introduction to the study of numismatics itself. Holt presents this fascinating material with the precision and acuity of a specialist and with the delight of an admirer, providing an up-to-date full catalog of known Diodotid coinage, and illustrating twenty-three coins. This succinct, energetic narrative thunders across the history of Hellenistic Bactria, exhuming coins, kingdoms, and customs as it goes. The result is a book that is both a history and a history of discovery, with much to offer those interested in ancient texts, archaeology, and coins. ; Hellenistic Culture and Society; 0.77 x 9.24 x 6.38 Inches; 221 pages 
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