The Land of the Elephant Kings

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Harvard University Press, Apr 21, 2014 - History - 439 pages
Taking in the bulk of Alexander the Great's Asian conquests, the Seleucid Empire encompassed remarkable ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity; yet it did not include Macedonia, the dynasty's ancestral homeland. Paul Kosmin shows how rulers over lands to which they had no historic claim transformed the territory into a coherent space.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I Border
29
II Homeland
77
InterludeThe Kingdom of Asia
121
III Movement
127
IV Colony
181
Conclusion
253
On the Date of Megasthenes Indica
261
Notes
273
Glossary
361
References
369
Acknowledgments
407
Index
409
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