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Indo-Scythian Studies: Being Khotanese Texts Volume IV: Volume 4 By H. W. Bailey

Indo-Scythian Studies: Being Khotanese Texts Volume IV: Volume 4 by H. W. Bailey

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These documents, written in Ancient Khotan, but in a dialect of the Sakas, or Indo-Scythians, were found by the late Sven Hedin and his colleagues in Khotan. They are literary texts, business letters and military orders of the 8th century AD. Professor Bailey has added a translation and commentary has also written an introduction.

Indo-Scythian Studies: Being Khotanese Texts Volume IV: Volume 4 Summary

Indo-Scythian Studies: Being Khotanese Texts Volume IV: Volume 4 by H. W. Bailey

The vast expansion of Indian culture by Buddhists who penetrated through Bactria into the region of modern Kashghar, Yarkland, Khotan, Maralbashi, Kucha and Loulan has been disclosed by the results of expedition sent out in the first decade of this century. Among the numerous documents was a considerable number written in Ancient Khotan, but in a dialect of the Sakas, or Indo-Scythians, who from the first century BC to the third century AD were dominant in North-Western India. Volume I of Khotanese Texts was originally published in 1946, Volume II in 1954 and Volume III, which completed the publication of the longer texts, in 1956. This volume contains the Saka Texts from the Hedin Collection. These documents, partly on paper, partly on wood, were found by the late Sven Hedin and his colleagues in Khotan. They are literary texts, business letters and military orders of the 8th century AD. Professor Bailey has added a translation and commentary to the usual roman transliteration and has also written an introduction.

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: Gaustana: The Kingdom of the Sakas in Khotan; Part I. Text: Apparatus; Documents on paper 1-30; Documents on wood 31-75; Part II. Translation and Commentary: Documents on paper 1-30; Documents on wood 31-75; Appendix; Addenda; Indices; Plates.

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NLS9780521119092
9780521119092
052111909X
Indo-Scythian Studies: Being Khotanese Texts Volume IV: Volume 4 by H. W. Bailey
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Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2009-10-22
204
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