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The Resource Treasures from the Oxus : the art and civilization of Central Asia, Massimo Vidale ; with photographs by Valerio Ricciardi

Treasures from the Oxus : the art and civilization of Central Asia, Massimo Vidale ; with photographs by Valerio Ricciardi

Label
Treasures from the Oxus : the art and civilization of Central Asia
Title
Treasures from the Oxus
Title remainder
the art and civilization of Central Asia
Statement of responsibility
Massimo Vidale ; with photographs by Valerio Ricciardi
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In history, this grand arterial 1500-mile waterway was always seen as the natural frontier between the northern provinces of the Iranian empires and the outer Turanian lands. It was for centuries central to Achaemenid and later Persian power. But, as the author shows, it has a prehistory which goes very much further back: and a succession of skilled yet still elusive Bronze Age cultures flourished here well before the rise of Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BCE. This richly illustrated book explores the fascinating history, art and archaeology of the region, including its primal trade in silk and foodstuffs; the mineral wealth of the Oxus basin; its exotic myths and beliefs; and the converging tribes and peoples which led to a new stability, economic growth and urbanism. The volume contains 150 full-colour photographs of notable artefacts, including silver decorated vessels, inlaid stone pots, agate beads and 25 'Bactrian Princesses': remarkable statuettes made in chlorite and limestone. Most of these rare objects have never been seen, let alone published, before
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Vidale, Massimo
Dewey number
939/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS328
LC item number
.V53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Ricciardi, Valerio
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  • Asia, Central
  • Amu Darya
  • Asia, Central
Label
Treasures from the Oxus : the art and civilization of Central Asia, Massimo Vidale ; with photographs by Valerio Ricciardi
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Map on lining papers
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The rise of a system of power -- Unbroken evolution -- The elites in life and death -- Contacts with other regions and the Indus -- Intricacy of craft technologies -- Shadows of lost beliefs -- Form of government, administration, writing -- Collapse -- The mysterious 'Bactrain princesses' -- On the tracks of a 'man-dragon': the balafrés
Control code
ocn963588953
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xiv, 224 pages
Isbn
9781784537722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781784537722
  • (OCoLC)963588953
Label
Treasures from the Oxus : the art and civilization of Central Asia, Massimo Vidale ; with photographs by Valerio Ricciardi
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Map on lining papers
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The rise of a system of power -- Unbroken evolution -- The elites in life and death -- Contacts with other regions and the Indus -- Intricacy of craft technologies -- Shadows of lost beliefs -- Form of government, administration, writing -- Collapse -- The mysterious 'Bactrain princesses' -- On the tracks of a 'man-dragon': the balafrés
Control code
ocn963588953
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xiv, 224 pages
Isbn
9781784537722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781784537722
  • (OCoLC)963588953

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