By Prasenjit Duara, Viren Murthy, Andrew Sartori

ISBN-10: 0470658991

ISBN-13: 9780470658994

A spouse to worldwide ancient Thought presents an in-depth review of the advance of historic pondering from the earliest instances to the current, the world over, at once addressing the problems of historic concept in a globalized context.

  • Provides an summary of the advance of old pondering from the earliest instances to the current, internationally, via essays written by way of a staff of major overseas scholars
  • Complements the Companion to Western historic Thought, putting non-Western views on historiography on the heart of the discussion
  • Explores the various old traditions that experience formed the self-discipline, and the demanding situations posed by way of modernity and globalization

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Most rulers of dynasties of any importance tended to issue inscriptions recording royal activities and events. The format of these inscriptions is fairly closely observed in the major ones. The opening benediction provides a clue to the religious sectarian affiliation of the king. This is followed by the prashasti, the eulogy of the ruler, in Sanskrit, which is formulaic although the information differs. The origins of the dynasty and the achievements of the individual rulers of the dynasty to date are given.

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Such an evocation is common to all epic compositions and is even more effective through oral performance. Epics may be seen as repositories of historical consciousness but not necessarily as histories recording events. Epic material was reformulated into a narrative of the past in later texts, such as the Puranas. The section on succession known as the vamshaanu-charita, in the Vishnu Purana for example, narrates at length the descent of heroes and lineages, prior to the establishing of dynasties.

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