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In: Aziatische Kunst
Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, held at the Universiteit Leiden, 5-9 July, 1999
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Since 1971, every other year archaeologists and art historians meet in one of Europe’s university cities for the South Asian Archaeology conference, the principal platform for face-to-face scholarly exchange in this special field. The fifteenth meeting of the Association of South Asian Archaeologists was held in Leiden (The Netherlands) from 2 to 6 ]uly, 1999. Its proceedings collect 52 of the papers, covering the variegated arts, crafts, materials and techniques of the subcontinent. Each methodologically rooted in specific disciplines (such as archaeology, art history, epigraphy or numismatics), together these contributions create a vivid image of an impressive civilization that continuously revitalizes itself over a multi-millennia span of time.
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The gold coins of the Gupta kings, who ruled over North India in the fourth and fifth centuries, are renowned for the exquisite artistic quality of their designs. Less familiar are the striking variety in iconography and style of their images and the great diversity in the technical and material properties of these coins.

This study focuses on those gold coins that show the Gupta king with a banner carrying a miniature image of the mythic eagle Garuḍa, the supreme symbol of his power. They belong to five coin types - from a range of twenty-one different obverse designs - which together comprise about sixty percent of the dīnāras struck from the reign of Samudragupta up to and including that of Skandagupta.


All volumes of the print edition will become available in individual e-books: 9789004542532 (volume 1) - 9789004542549 (volume 2).
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Volume Three contains 1643 records on South Asia selected from the ABIA South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index database at www.abia.net. Volume Three has been compiled by specialists of the ABIA Project stationed at Leiden, Colombo, New Delhi, Dhaka, Kathmandu and Peshawar. It features a selection of publications in print published between 2002 and 2007 on prehistory and protohistory, historical archaeology, art history (from ancient to contemporary), material culture, epigraphy and palaeography, numismatics and sigillography.
Covered are South Asia and culturally related regions of Afghanistan, South Uzbekistan, South Tajikistan and Tibet. The bibliographic descriptions (with the original diacritics), controlled keywords and elucidating annotations make this reference work into a reliable guide to recent scholarly work in the fields of the ABIA Index.
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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.
In: The Vākāṭaka Heritage
In: Fruits of Inspiration
An Illustrated Selection from the ABIA Online Bibliography on the Arts and Material Culture of South and Southeast Asia
Reading Śiva is an illustrated bibliography on the Hindu god Śiva in the arts, crafts, coins, seals and inscriptions from South and Southeast Asia. It results from a century of ABIA bibliographic work and covers over 1500 academic publications since 1672. This scholarly and multi-disciplinary volume offers keyword-indexed annotations. The detailed indices on authors, geographic terms and subjects enable an easy search through the data. Links with the entries to resource repositories (such as JSTOR, Persée, Project MUSE, Academia.edu, ResearchGate and the Internet Archive) and links added to the sumptuous illustrations immediately take you to these resource sites.
In: Reading Śiva