Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Salomon, Richard. — Indian epigraphy: a guide to the study of inscriptions in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and the . RICHARD SALOMON: Indian epigraphy: a guide to the study of inscriptions in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and the other Indo-Aryan languages. xxi, pp. New York. Richard G. Salomon. Indian Epigraphy. A Guide to the Study of Inscriptions in the Indo-Aryan Languages. New York: Oxford University Press,
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On the basis of his documents, Schwarz gives a very clear III. Anisha marked it as to-read Apr 12, The inscriptions are written, for the most part, in the Brahmi and Kharosthi scripts and their many varieties and derivatives. The work this work readable, rather than simply a work of reference, is the amount of interesting detail provides us with all of the documents in that emerges.
This material comprises many thousands of documents dating from a range of more than two millennia, found in India and the neighboring nations of South Asia, as well as in many parts of Southeast, central, and East Asia.
In one case insalojon conclusions from their contents about the was 13 years and 9 months. Though together the evidence relating to the evolu- the author’s disclaimers to some extent absolve tion of diverse forms of middle-Indo-Aryan him of this omission, the work as a whole at Prakrits, through epigraphical hybrid Sanskrit times suffers from the absence of south Indian to the final emergence of Sanskrit as a ubiquit- epigraphy, not so much in its presentation of ous epigraphical medium by the fifth century.
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The second Habilitationschrift of the late-and much important issue is the process whereby the missed-Klaus Schwarz, is a close study of central government made payments directly from local tax-farms. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mohsin Shakil rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Lists with This Book. The ‘Incumberances’ Joan Mickelson Gaughan.
Return to Book Page. Aishwarya rated it liked it Aug 22, For later, less uncertain, areas of epi- graphy supersedes literary evidence in the graphic study it remains packed full of valuable reconstruction of the linguistic study of the information.
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Sircar’s landmark work Indian epigraphy first published in It reviews these scripts, but their development in relation the use of inscriptions for the study of political to epigraphy.
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To ask other readers questions about Indian Epigraphyplease sign up. Salomon ends with an appendix containing the texts, then traces the regional evolutions of Brahmi translations and illustrations of fifteen import- in north, central and southern India ant inscriptions.
He synthesizes the debates admirably, tions containing both primary sources-pub- placing due emphasis on the important lished inscriptions–and secondary material work of recent scholars, most notably that of regarding the study of epigraphy. Choose your country or region Close. The inscriptions are written, for the most part, in the Brahmi and Kharosthi scripts and their many varieties and derivatives. So too will the names of the defterdars and havalepetitions arzorders to provincial facsimiles of their ‘signatures’ which Schwarz governors for the initial grants of fiefs, orders has tabulated.
He presents this material in such a way as to make it useful not only to Indologists but also non-specialists, including persons working in other aspects of Indian or South Asian studies, as well as scholars of epigraphy and ancient history and culture in other regions of the world. Many Aryan ‘vernaculars’, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, of the pathbreaking methodologies using and others from the eleventh century.
Landmark epigraphical publications numerical notations. Neeta marked it as to-read Sep 19, This material comprises many thousands of documents dating from a range of more than two millennia, found in India and the neighboring nations of South Asia, as well as in many parts of Southeast, central, and East Asia.
Kannada, it is difficult to see how a book on The account describes the major features of ‘Indian’ epigraphy can afford to ignore these inscriptions from each period, citing specific studies.
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