ABIA: South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index (2 vols)

Volume Two (2 vols.)


Volume two, containing circa 2000 records selected from the annotated bibliographic database on South and Southeast Asian art and archaeology (formerly Annual Bibliography of Indian Archaeology) found at www.abia.net. Compiled by an international team of specialists brought together in a project of The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden. Features all forms of scholarly publications, ranging from survey works to small but important articles in monographs and journals, published world wide between 1997 and 2001.
Subjects include pre- and protohistory, historical archaeology, ancient art history, modern art history, material culture, epigraphy and palaeography, numismatics and sigillography (seals). Covered are South Asia and its culturally related regions (Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Tibet) and Southeast Asia (including related regions in South China and the Pacific). The detailed bibliographic descriptions (which faithfully reproduce the original diacritics), controlled keywords and many elucidating annotations make this reference work into an indispensable guide to recent scholarly work on the prehistory and arts of South/Southeast Asia.

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Ellen M. Raven, Ph.D. (1991), University of Leiden, teaches South Asian arts and material culture at the Kern Institute of the University of Leiden. She is an Indologist and art historian who publishes on Indian numismatics, in particular the coins of the Gupta Period (A.D. 300-600). She is general editor for western publications of the ABIA Index database.
Helga I. Lasschuijt, M.A. (1996), University of Leiden, is an art historian specializing in modern Southeast Asian art and post-Colonial theory. She has worked as a freelance art critic (for Asian Art News, World Sculpture News, and World Art) and has organised several exhibitions on contemporary Asian art.
'...an indispensable guide to recent scholarly work on the prehistory and arts of South and Southeast Asia.'
Athanasius Th. Photopoulos, Journal of Oriental and African Studies, 2003.
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