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The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia : Language, Material Culture and Ethnicity :  Language, Material Culture and Ethnicity - George Erdosy

The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia : Language, Material Culture and Ethnicity

Language, Material Culture and Ethnicity

By: George Erdosy (Editor)

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Published: 1995
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Foreword to the Series
Preface
List of Contributors
Language, material culture and ethnicity: Theoretical perspectivesp. 1
Have Aryans been identified in the prehistoric skeletal record from South Asia? Biological anthropology and concepts of ancient racesp. 32
Vedic Aryans, non-Vedic Aryans, and non-Aryans: Judging the linguistic evidence of the Vedap. 67
Early Indian history: Linguistic and textual parametresp. 85
The concepts of "cultural tradition" and "palaeoethnicity" in South Asian archaeologyp. 126
The Avesta as source for the early history of the Iraniansp. 155
The Aryan question: Some general considerationsp. 177
South Asia from a Central Asian perspectivep. 192
Central Asia and the Rgveda: The archaeological evidencep. 206
Interaction systems, specialised crafts and culture change: The Indus Valley Tradition and the Indo-Gangetic Tradition in South Asiap. 213
Reconstructing social context from language: Indo-Aryan and Dravidian prehistoryp. 258
Dialect variation in Old and Middle Indo-Aryanp. 278
On drawing socio-linguistic distinctions in Old Indo-Aryan: The question of Ksatriya Sanskrit and related problemsp. 293
Rgvedic history: poets, chieftains and politiesp. 307
The problem of the Aryans and the Soma: Textual-linguistic and archaeological evidencep. 353
The problem of the Aryans and the Soma: The botanical evidencep. 382
Author Indexp. 407
General Indexp. 410
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ISBN: 9783110144475
ISBN-10: 3110144476
Series: Indian Philology & South Asian Studies
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 439
Published: 1995
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.83