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Elephants and kings : an environmental history / Thomas R. Trautmann.

By: Trautmann, Thomas R | [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015Description: xvi, 372 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780226264226 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780226264363 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Elephants | Asiatic elephant | Asiatic elephant | Forest conservation | -- War use -- India -- History | -- India -- History | -- Ecology -- India -- History | -- India -- History | India -- History, Military | India -- Kings and rulers -- HistoryDDC classification: 355.424
Contents:
Retreat and persistence of elephants -- Elephants and Indian kingship -- War elephants -- Structures of use: caturaga, vihana, vyha -- Elephant knowledge -- The spread of the war elephant -- North India, South India, Sri Lanka -- The Near East, North Africa, Europe -- Southeast Asia -- After the war elephant -- Drawing the balance, looking ahead. Prologue Elephants and Indian Kingship The Spread of the War Elephant After the War Elephant
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Non-fiction 355.424 TRA (Browse shelf) Available 37278

Retreat and persistence of elephants -- Elephants and Indian kingship -- War elephants -- Structures of use: caturaga, vihana, vyha -- Elephant knowledge -- The spread of the war elephant -- North India, South India, Sri Lanka -- The Near East, North Africa, Europe -- Southeast Asia -- After the war elephant -- Drawing the balance, looking ahead. Prologue Elephants and Indian Kingship The Spread of the War Elephant After the War Elephant

Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-364) and index.

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