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  • Greek Buddha
    Greek Buddha (English, Hardback) Christopher I. Beckwith

    Pyrrho of Elis went with Alexander the Great to Central Asia and India during the Greek invasion and conquest of the Persian Empire in 334?324 BC. There he met with early Buddhist masters. Greek Buddha shows how their Early Buddhism shaped the philosophy of Pyrrho, the famous founder of Pyrrhonian scepticism in ancient Greece....

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  • Empires of the Silk Road
    Empires of the Silk Road (English, Paperback) Christopher I. Beckwith

    A history of Central Eurasia since ancient times. It presents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. It describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the Hun, the Turks and Tibetans, and Genghis Khan and the Mongols.

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  • Warriors of the Cloisters
    Warriors of the Cloisters (English, Hardback) Christopher I. Beckwith

    Shows how the key cultural innovations from Central Asia revolutionized medieval Europe and gave rise to the culture of science in the West. This title traces how the recursive argument method was first developed by Buddhist scholars and was spread by them throughout ancient Central Asia.

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  • Greek Buddha
    Greek Buddha (English, Paperback) Christopher I. Beckwith

    Pyrrho of Elis went with Alexander the Great to Central Asia and India during the Greek invasion and conquest of the Persian Empire in 334-324 BC. There he met with early Buddhist masters. Greek Buddha shows how their Early Buddhism shaped the philosophy of Pyrrho, the famous founder of Pyrrhonian scepticism in ancient Greece....

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  • Phoronyms
    Phoronyms (English, Hardback) Christopher I. Beckwith

    This is the first book devoted to the phoronym, a largely overlooked grammatical category that includes measures such as 'cup' in 'a cup of tea', classifiers such as 'head' in 'ten head of cattle', and other types, all of which occur in the pseudopartitive construction. Both measures and noun classification (the defining feature of classifiers) are thought to occur in all languages, so the...

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  • Koguryo: The Language of Japan's Continental Relatives
    Koguryo: The Language of Japan's Continental Relatives (English, Hardback) Christopher I. Beckwith

    This book describes the Koguryo language, which was once spoken in Manchuria and Korea, including Koguryo and Japanese ethnolinguistic history, Koguryo's genetic relationship to Japanese, Koguryo phonology, and the Koguryo lexicon. It also analyzes the phonology of archaic Northeastern Chinese.

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  • Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003. Volume 1: Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages II
    Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003. Volume 1: Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages II (English, Hardback) Christopher I. Beckwith

    While providing unique and detailed information on early Tibeto-Burman languages and their contact and relationship to other languages, this book at the same time sets out to establish a field of Tibeto-Burman comparative-historical linguistics based on the classical Indo-European model.

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  • Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS, 2000. Volume 6: Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages
    Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS, 2000. Volume 6: Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages (English, Hardback) Christopher I. Beckwith

    This book approaches Tibeto-Burman comparative-historical linguistics according to the classical Indo-European model. It includes articles on Old Zhangzhung, Old Tibetan, Early Classical Newari, Pyu, Old Burmese, Early Meithei, Tibeto-Burman, and Sino-Tibetan. Glossaries of several early Tibeto-Burman languages are included.

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  • The Tibetan Empire in Central Asia
    The Tibetan Empire in Central Asia (English, Paperback) Christopher I. Beckwith

    Shows the importance of overland contacts between East and West in the Early Middle Ages and elucidates Tibet's role in the conflict over Central Asia.

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  • Empires of the Silk Road
    Empires of the Silk Road (English, Hardback) Christopher I. Beckwith

    Presents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of Central Eurasia. This book places Central Eurasia within a world historical framework and demonstrates why the region is central to understanding the history of civilization.

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