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Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples
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Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Nicholas Sims-Williams

Abstract

The recent developments in our understanding of the history of the Indo-Iranian languages and their speakers are surveyed and assessed in this book by a group of linguists and archaeologists. In the last few years, the materials available for the study of the older Indo-Iranian languages have increased dramatically: there have been discoveries of birch-bark scrolls bearing Buddhist texts in the Gandhari language of north-west India, and of leather documents in Bactrian, the ancient language of northern Afghanistan. Previously known data has been exploited in new ways using innovative technique ... More

Keywords: Indo-Iranian languages, birch-bark scrolls, Buddhist texts, Gandhari, north-west India, leather documents, Bactrian, northern Afghanistan, Harold Bailey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780197262856
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Sims-Williams, editor
Professor of Iranian and Central Asian Studies, SOAS; and Fellow of the British Academy

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