The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey

The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey PDF
Author: Carla M. Sinopoli
Publisher: University of Michigan Museum
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 334
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Vijayanagara, the "City of Victory,¿ was the capital of South India¿s largest and most successful pre-colonial empire from c. AD 1330-1565. This richly-illustrated volume reports on the results of a ten-year systematic regional archaeological survey in the hinterland or ¿metropolitan region¿ of this vast and well-preserved urban site. Detailed information is presented on the 380 sites documented in the first three seasons of fieldwork. Additional chapters place Vijayanagara in its broader regional and historical context and provide an overview of settlement, economy, and land-use in the city¿s c. 650 sq km metropolitan region; present in detail the methodology employed in South India¿s first systematic regional survey; and describe the artifacts recovered.


The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey

The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey PDF
Author: Carla M. Sinopoli
Publisher: Museum of Anthropology Publications
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 334
View: 6049

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Book Description:
Vijayanagara, the "City of Victory,¿ was the capital of South India¿s largest and most successful pre-colonial empire from c. AD 1330-1565. This richly-illustrated volume reports on the results of a ten-year systematic regional archaeological survey in the hinterland or ¿metropolitan region¿ of this vast and well-preserved urban site. Detailed information is presented on the 380 sites documented in the first three seasons of fieldwork. Additional chapters place Vijayanagara in its broader regional and historical context and provide an overview of settlement, economy, and land-use in the city¿s c. 650 sq km metropolitan region; present in detail the methodology employed in South India¿s first systematic regional survey; and describe the artifacts recovered.


The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey

The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey PDF
Author: Carla M. Sinopoli
Publisher: Museum of Anthropology Publications
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 334
View: 3923

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Book Description:
Vijayanagara, the "City of Victory,¿ was the capital of South India¿s largest and most successful pre-colonial empire from c. AD 1330-1565. This richly-illustrated volume reports on the results of a ten-year systematic regional archaeological survey in the hinterland or ¿metropolitan region¿ of this vast and well-preserved urban site. Detailed information is presented on the 380 sites documented in the first three seasons of fieldwork. Additional chapters place Vijayanagara in its broader regional and historical context and provide an overview of settlement, economy, and land-use in the city¿s c. 650 sq km metropolitan region; present in detail the methodology employed in South India¿s first systematic regional survey; and describe the artifacts recovered.


The Political Economy Of Craft Production

The Political Economy of Craft Production PDF
Author: Carla M. Sinopoli
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages :
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The study of specialized craft production has a long tradition in archaeological research. Through analyses of material remains and the contexts of their production and use, archaeologists can examine the organization of craft production and the economic and political status of craft producers. This study combines archaeological and historical evidence from the author's twenty years of fieldwork at the imperial capital of Vijayanagara to explore the role and significance of craft production in the city's political economy of the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. By examining a diverse range of crafts from poetry to pottery, Sinopoli evaluates models of craft production and expands upon theoretical and historical understandings of empires in general and Vijayanagara in particular. It is the most broad-ranging study of craft production in South Asia, or in any other early state empire.


Critical Themes In Environmental History Of India

Critical Themes in Environmental History of India PDF
Author: Ranjan Chakrabarti
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 496
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A first of its kind in India, the book addresses the fundamental questions of environmental concern and enquires into the complex patterns of human–nature interaction within the discipline of environmental history in India. This book delves into history to examine a number of critical themes, such as waterbodies and water, forests, land use, wildlife and the issue of the history of climate in India. It focuses on the methodological and historiographical aspects of environmental history and raises new questions to open up new windows leading to fresh research questions. The book argues that environmental history would serve as an important gateway to the history of the human–nature relationship, for example, exploring the role of water history would help in understanding the present context of water crisis in Indian cities. Critical Themes in Environmental History of India is a powerful reminder of the fact that in the context of Indian history it is now necessary to listen to the voice of nature more carefully.


Archaeology Art And Religion

Archaeology  Art and Religion PDF
Author: Anila Verghese
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 342
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"Illustrated, with a wide selection of line drawings, maps, and photographs, this volume will be of immense value to students of medieval Indian history, archaeology, and scholars of art, architecture, religion, and culture."--BOOK JACKET.


Polities And Power

Polities and Power PDF
Author: Steven E. Falconer
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 277
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This distinctive book is the first to address the topic of landscape archaeology in early states from a truly global perspective. It provides an excellent introduction toÑand overview ofÑthe discipline today. The volume grew out of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Complex Societies Group, whose theme, States and the Landscape, paid tribute to the work of Robert McC. Adams. When Adams began publishing in the 1960s, the interdependence of cities and their countrysides, and the information revealed through the spatial patterning of communities, went largely unrecognized. Today, as this useful collection makes clear, these interpretive insights are fundamental to all archaeologists who investigate the roles of complex polities in their landscapes. Polities and Power features detailed studies from an intentionally disparate array of regions, including Mesoamerica, Andean South America, southwestern Asia, East Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. Each chapter or pair of chapters is followed by a critical commentary. In concert, these studies strive to infer social, political, and economic meaning from archaeologically discerned landscapes associated with societies that incorporate some expression of state authority. The contributions engage a variety of themes, including the significance of landscapes as they condition and reflect complex polities; the interplay of natural and cultural elements in defining landscapes of state; archaeological landscapes as ever-dynamic entities; and archaeological landscapes as recursive structures, reflected in palimpsests of human activity. Individually, many of these contributions are provocative, even controversial. Taken together, they reveal the contours of landscape archaeology at this particular evolutionary moment.


South Asian Archaeology 1993

South Asian Archaeology  1993 PDF
Author: Association of South Asian Archaeologists in Western Europe. International Conference
Publisher:
Category : Excavations (Archaeology)
Languages : en
Pages : 887
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