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The Past Before Us : Historical Traditions of Early North India.

By: Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (784 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780674726512
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Past Before Us : Historical Traditions of Early North IndiaDDC classification:
  • 934.00722
LOC classification:
  • DS483
Online resources:
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Part I: The Search for a Historical Tradition -- 1. Searching for Early Indian Historical Writing -- 2. Towards Historical Traditions -- Part II: The Embedded Tradition -- 3. Fragmentary Narratives from the Vedas -- 4. The Mahābhārata -- 5. The Rāmāyaṇa -- Part III: Interlude: The Emerging Historical Tradition -- 6. Genealogies in the Making of a Historical Tradition: The Vaṃśānucarita of the Viṣṇu Purāṇa -- 7. Early Inscriptions as Historical Statements (Up to c. the Sixth Century ad) -- 8. History as Literature: The Plays of Viśākhadatta -- Part IV: Alternative Histories -- 9. The Buddhist Tradition: Monks as Historians -- 10. The Monastic Chronicles of Sri Lanka -- 11. Buddhist Biographies -- Part V: The Historical Tradition Externalized -- 12. Historical Biographies: The Harṣacarita and the Rāmacarita -- 13. Biographies as Histories -- 14. Inscriptions as Official Histories-and the Voice of the Bard -- 15. Vaṃśāvalīs: Chronicles of Place and Person-The Rājataraṅgiṇī -- 16. The Chamba Vaṃśāvalī -- 17. The Prabandha-cintāmaṇi -- 18. Therefore: Looking Back and Looking Forward -- Bibliography -- Index -- Maps and Tables -- Maps of Locations of the More Important Places, Clans,and Dynasties -- 1. Chapter 3 -- 2. Chapter 4 -- 3. Chapter 5 -- 4. Chapter 7 -- 5. Chapter 12 -- 6. Chapter 14 -- 7. Chapters 16 and 17 -- Tables -- 1. Texts of the Vedic Corpus -- 2. Abbreviated Descent List -- 3. Abbreviated Descent List -- 4. Historical Change Suggested in the Vaṃśānucarita.
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Part I: The Search for a Historical Tradition -- 1. Searching for Early Indian Historical Writing -- 2. Towards Historical Traditions -- Part II: The Embedded Tradition -- 3. Fragmentary Narratives from the Vedas -- 4. The Mahābhārata -- 5. The Rāmāyaṇa -- Part III: Interlude: The Emerging Historical Tradition -- 6. Genealogies in the Making of a Historical Tradition: The Vaṃśānucarita of the Viṣṇu Purāṇa -- 7. Early Inscriptions as Historical Statements (Up to c. the Sixth Century ad) -- 8. History as Literature: The Plays of Viśākhadatta -- Part IV: Alternative Histories -- 9. The Buddhist Tradition: Monks as Historians -- 10. The Monastic Chronicles of Sri Lanka -- 11. Buddhist Biographies -- Part V: The Historical Tradition Externalized -- 12. Historical Biographies: The Harṣacarita and the Rāmacarita -- 13. Biographies as Histories -- 14. Inscriptions as Official Histories-and the Voice of the Bard -- 15. Vaṃśāvalīs: Chronicles of Place and Person-The Rājataraṅgiṇī -- 16. The Chamba Vaṃśāvalī -- 17. The Prabandha-cintāmaṇi -- 18. Therefore: Looking Back and Looking Forward -- Bibliography -- Index -- Maps and Tables -- Maps of Locations of the More Important Places, Clans,and Dynasties -- 1. Chapter 3 -- 2. Chapter 4 -- 3. Chapter 5 -- 4. Chapter 7 -- 5. Chapter 12 -- 6. Chapter 14 -- 7. Chapters 16 and 17 -- Tables -- 1. Texts of the Vedic Corpus -- 2. Abbreviated Descent List -- 3. Abbreviated Descent List -- 4. Historical Change Suggested in the Vaṃśānucarita.

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