Fortified Cities of Ancient India: A Comparative Study

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Anthem Press, Dec 1, 2014 - History - 112 pages
Authored by one of the leading scholars of German Indology, “Fortified Cities in Ancient India” offers a comparative exploration of the development of towns and cities in ancient India. Based on in-depth textual and archeological research, Professor Dieter Schlingloff’s work presents for the first time the striking outcomes of intertwining data garnered from a wide range of sources. This volume scrutinizes much of the established knowledge on urban fortifications in South Asia, advancing new conceptions based on an authoritative, far-reaching study.
 

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Contents

The Layout of the City
11
The analysis of the reference to towns in epic Buddhist and Jain litera
43
The Construction of a Fortification
57
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Dieter Schlingloff is an honorary professor at University of Leipzig, and is the former head of the Department of Indology and Iranian Studies at the University of Munich.

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