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Urbanization and Interactions in the Early Historic Deccan: The Sātavāhana, Western Kṣatrapa, and Ikṣvāku Dynasties
This thesis examines the development of urbanization and interactions in the early historic Deccan. The Satavahana, Western Ksatrapa, and Iksvaku dynasties are the political constituents of this study, and I draw from their numismatic and epigraphic evidence in order to construct a regional history of the early historic Deccan.
Marks of Empire: Extracting a Narrative from the Corpus of Kuṣāṇa Inscriptions
University of Washington Abstract Marks of Empire: Extracting a Narrative from the Corpus of Kuṣāṇa Inscriptions Michael C Skinner Chairperson of the Supervisory Committee: Professor Richard Salomon Department of Asian Languages and Literature This dissertation constructs a history of the Kuṣāṇa Empire (ca. 50-350 CE) from ...
Metaphor and Pedagogy in Early Buddhist Literature: An Edition and Study of Two Sūtras from the Senior Collection of Gāndhārī Manuscripts
This dissertation examines the role of metaphorical language in early Buddhist literature through the lens of two previously unpublished Gāndhārī sūtras on a manuscript from the Robert Senior Collection. At the microscopic level, I offer an edition, translation, and textual analysis of a Buddhist manuscript containing two ...