Antike und Orient

Kushan Histories

Literary Sources and Selected Papers from a Symposium at Berlin, December 5th to 7th, 2013
2015. 17x24 cm, 304 Seiten
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Reihe: Monographien zur Indischen Archäologie, Kunst und Philologie, Herausgegeben im Auftrag des Stiftungsrates der Stiftung Ernst Waldschmidt, Band 23

Harry Falks “Kushan Histories“ discusses new research concerning the Kushan dynasty and is based on a Symposium held from December 5-7th, 2013 in Berlin.

The first part of the book introduces the literary sources. After naming the primary sources and translations a wide range of texts presented chronologically gives an overview of the Kushan history in its totality.

In the second part of “Kushan Histories” five papers deal with different religious, military and cultural aspects of the Kushan dynasty: How were the expansion of Buddhism and the dynasty linked to each other and which role did Zoroastrianism play among the Kushans? How can new geographical perspectives prove the former existence of a military camp of the Kushans north of the Bactra oasis? Which historical data regarding Kanishka’s conquest of India can be drawn from a Bactrian inscription and what did the female deity Nana mean to the Kushans?

This volume is the 23rd in the series “Monographien zur indischen Archäologie, Kunst und Philologie”.



1. Primary sources and translations

2. The texts

3. Papers:

Gérard FUSSMAN: Kushan power and the expansion of Buddhism beyond the Soleiman mountains

Frantz GRENET: Zoroastrianism among the Kushans

Étienne DE LA VAISSIÈRE, Philippe MARQUIS & Julio Bendezu SARMIENTO: A Kushan military camp near Bactra

Nicholas SIMS-WILLIAMS: A new Bactrian inscription from the time of Kanishk

Harry FALK: Kushan rule granted by Nana: The background of a heavenly legitimation Maps