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  Kushan Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the beginning of the 1st century, during the reign of Kujula Kadphises, the Kushans suffered a strong setback, as a large part of their empire was invaded by the Parthians.
The Kushans are again recorded to have sent presents to the Chinese court in 158–159 CE during the reign of the Chinese emperor Han Huan.
These remnants of the Kushan empire were ultimately wiped out in the 5th century by the invasions of the White Huns, and later the expansion of Islam.
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 Encyclopedia: Kushan Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kushan man in the traditional costume with tunic and boots, 2nd century, Gandhara.
In the middle of the 2nd century, the Kushan empire under king Kanishka expanded into Central Asia and went as far as taking control of Kashgar, Khotan and Yarkand, which were Chinese dependencies in the Tarim Basin, modern Xinjiang.
Remants of the Kushan empire were ultimately wiped out in the 5th century by the invasions of the White Huns, and later the expansion of Islam.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kushan-Dynasty   (1121 words)

  
 Kushan Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At the beginning of the 1st century AD, during the reign of Kujula Kadphises, the Kushans suffured a strong setback, as a large part of their empire was invaded by the Parthians.
The rule of Kanishka I, the third Kushan emperor, who flourished from the late 1st to the early/mid-2nd century AD, was administered from two capitals: Purushapura (now Peshawar in northern Pakistan) and Mathura, in northern India.
Remants of the Kushan were ultimately wiped out in the 5th century AD by the invasions of the White Huns, and later the expansion of Islam.
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 Kushan. Who is Kushan? What is Kushan? Where is Kushan? Definition of Kushan. Meaning of Kushan.
The name Kushan derives from the Chinese term, traditionally transliterated Guishang, that described a branch of the Yuezhi (q.v.
The rule of Kanishka, the third Kushan emperor, who flourished from the late first to the early/mid-second century A.D., was administered from two capitals: Purushapura (now Peshawar in northern Pakistan) and Mathura in northern India.
At the height of the dynasty, Kushan loosely oversaw a territory that extended to the Aral Sea through present-day Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan into northern India.
www.knowledgerush.com /kr/encyclopedia/Kushan   (366 words)

  
 BACUP - LoveToKnow Article on BACUP
The ruling dynasty had the name Kushan (Kushana), by which they are called on their coins and in the Persian sources.
In the 3rd century the Kushan dynasty began to decay; about A.D. 320 the Gupta empire was founded in India.
But when the Sassanian empire was overthrown by the Arabs, the conquerors immediately, advanced eastwards, and in a few years Bactria and the whole Iran to the banks of the Jaxartes had submitted to the rule of the caliph and of Islam.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BA/BACUP.htm   (692 words)

  
 The Kushans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Kushans were patrons of the arts and of religion.
Further evidence of the trade and cultural achievement of the period has been recovered at the Kushan summer capital of Bagram, north of Kabul; it includes painted glass from Alexandria; plaster matrices, bronzes, porphyries, and alabasters from Rome; carved ivories from India; and lacquers from China.
A massive Kushan city at Delbarjin, north of Balkh, and a major gold hoard of superb artistry near Sheberghan, west of Balkh, also have been excavated.
www.afghan-network.net /Rulers/kushans.html   (243 words)

  
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Itihaas: Ancient : The Kushans and Kanishkas (AD 50 - 300) Is a very brief guide to the history of the empire from the time of Kadphises to Kanishka.
It is a coin belonging to one of the Kushan successors quite delibralty struck in the style of the kushan coins, though it loses some of the sharpness of the originals.
Kushan Sculpture, To avoid confusion, the term kushan style is being used to denote a style of work, it doesn't mean that a statue was produced with the chronological or spacial bounds of the empire.
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 ninemsn Encarta - India
One of the early Kushan monarchs established diplomatic and commercial relations with the Roman Empire.
Buddhism thrived under the Kushans, and especially under the rule of Emperor Kanishka, who was a patron of learning and the arts.
The rulers of the indigenous Andhra dynasty, which came to control the former Sunga dominions in about 27 bc and endured for about 460 years, made repeated attempts to expel the Shakas.
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The Yüeh-chih conquered Bactria in the 2nd century BC and divided the country into five chiefdoms, one of which was that of the Kushans (Kuei-shuang).
The Kushans were instrumental in spreading Buddhism in Central Asia and China and in developing Mahayana Buddhism and the Gandhara and Mathura schools of art.
The Kushans became affluent through trade, particularly with Rome, as their large issues of gold coins show.
www.sabawoon.com /afghanpedia/Dynasty.Kushan.shtm   (216 words)

  
 Kushan Empire - TheBestLinks.com - Afghanistan, Ashoka, Buddhism, Caspian Sea, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At the beginning of the 1st century AD, during the reign of Kujula Kadphises, the Kushans suffered a strong setback, as a large part of their empire was invaded by the Parthians.
Around 200 AD Vasudeva I died and the Kushan empire was divided into western and eastern halves.
Remants of the Kushan empire were ultimately wiped out in the 5th century AD by the invasions of the White Huns, and later the expansion of Islam.
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Kujula Kadphises (30-80 AD) established the Kushan dynasty in 78 AD by taking advantage of disunion in existing dynasty of Pahalava (Parthian) and Scytho-Parthians, and gradually wrested control of southern prosperous region, which is the northwest part of ancient India, traditionally known as Gandhara (now Pakistan).
Kushan empire covered north west of India (includes Pakistan and modern Afganistan) and northern India.
Kushan empire was at it's peak in terms of area during his and his son's reign.
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 Kushan Empire - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Kushans also had a summer capital in Bagram(then known as Kapisa), where the "Begram Treasure", comprising works of art from Greece to China, has been found.
Later, around 116 CE, the Kushans under Kanishka established a kingdom centered on Kashgar, also taking control of Khotan and Yarkand, which were Chinese dependencies in the Tarim Basin, modern Xinjiang.
The Kushans are again recorded to have sent presents to the Chinese court in 158-159 CE during the reign of the Chinese emperor Han Huan.
www.grohol.com /wiki/Kushans   (1849 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: History of South Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For 200 years after the Kushan Dynasty was established in AD 50, Taxila (near Islamabad) became a renowned center of learning, philosophy, and art.
In the 4th and 5th centuries, northern India was unified under the Gupta Dynasty.
These included the Slave Dynasty (1206-1290), the Khilji Dynasty (1290-1321), the Tughlaq Dynasty (1321-1414), the Syed Dynasty (1414-1451) and the Lodi Dynasty (1451-1526).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-South-Asia   (1711 words)

  
 Article - Kushan empire new discoveries - presented by ©NewsFinder.Org - All Rights Reserved
The dating of the reign starts and lengths of the Kushan kings is based on inscriptional evidence that no one seems to agree upon.
Soon the Kushan Empire spread from Central Asia in the north to the plains near Mathura.
He extended the Kushan Empire to the north to such an extent that he came into open conflict with the Chinese armies of the Hun Empire, in Central Asia.
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 Pakistani Architecture: Taxila
The downfall of the Kushan kings came in 230 A.D. when the Sassanian Emperor Shahpur annexed it as part of his Empire.
They established a strong dynasty that endured till the second half of the 5th century.
Though not as magnificent as the Kushan rulers of the past, the Kidara Kushana founded many Buddhist monasteries and reinvigorated Taxila with wealth and magnificence.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /taxila/TAXILAMAP.htm   (512 words)

  
 Global Heritage Fund - Site Profile
Later influences included the Kushan dynasty, established in approximately AD 50, flourishing into the 2nd century AD under King Kanishka (AD 78-144).
The Kushans were great patrons of the arts and religion and Taxila became a centre for learning, philosophy, art and trade.
The Gandhara school of art gained prominence under the Kushans and commonly interpreted Buddhist legends using many motifs and techniques borrowed from classical Roman and Greek art.
www.globalheritagefund.org /sites/apac/taxila.html   (1150 words)

  
 History of South Asia Information - TextSheet.com
For 200 years after the Kushan Dynasty was established in A.D. Taxila (near Islamabad) became a renowned center of learning, philosophy, and art.
In the early 16th century, descendants of Genghis Khan swept across the Khyber Pass and established the Mughal (Mogul) Dynasty, which lasted for 200 years.
From the 11th to the 15th centuries, southern India was dominated by Hindu Chola and Vijayanagar Dynasties.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_south_asia.html   (492 words)

  
 Kushan Dynasty --  Encyclopædia Britannica
From 1613 until 1917 Russia was ruled by czars and czarinas (kings and queens) of the Romanov Dynasty.
The best-known members of the dynasty were Peter I the Great, Catherine II the Great, Alexander I, Nicholas I, Alexander II, Alexander III, and Nicholas II.
Historical survey of this eighth century dynasty of the Muslim Empire of the Caliphate.
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 The Berzin Archives - Historical Sketch of Buddhism and Islam in Afghanistan
After the fall of the Kushan Dynasty to the Sasanids, they took over parts of the former empire that lay in northwestern and northern India.
In 1040, the Seljuk Turk vassals of the Ghaznavids in Sogdia rebelled and established the Seljuk Dynasty.
In 1148, Ala-ud Din of the nomadic Guzz Turks from the mountains of central Afghanistan conquered Bactria from the Qaraqitans and established the Ghurad Dynasty.
www.berzinarchives.com /islam/history_afghanistan_buddhism.html   (5651 words)

  
 Profile of Uttar Pradesh
It is said that the last king of Shung dynasty was of bad character and he was killed by his minister Vasudev.
Vasdev established Kanva dynasty in 75 B.C. by Simuk, the founder of the Satavahana or the Andhra Dynasty.
The reign of Kanishk and genealogy of Kushan rulers are uncertain.
www.upgov.nic.in /upinfo/poli_hist.html   (3213 words)

  
 Asian Art and Architecture: Art & Design 382/582
The Kushan of India were an originally Turkish speaking dynasty who invaded India from the northwest in a general conquest of the Greco-Bactrian and Scythian kingdoms of that region.
Kushan Art is largely famous in the west as the source of the Buddha image.
Gandhara is the region now in Pakistan and Afghanistan where the dynasty retreated during the hot months on the plain, produced a contemporary art of strong contrast with that found at Mathura, where they lived during the winter.
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 The Kushan Empire
It was under the rule of the Kushans that principles were formed for making sculptural images, which continued to influence making of sculptures ever after.
The Greco-Roman influence, generally known as Hellenistic, is evident in the Kushan sculptures from Gandhara.
The Kushan belonged to a time when India experienced new arrivals, which led to exchange of ideas between the east and the west.
www.indianvisit.com /ivnew/thecountry/history/kushan.htm   (1005 words)

  
 Current Events: Fallen Idols - Afghanistan
The Kushans were descended from the Yueh-chih people who ruled northern India, Afghanistan, and parts of Asia in the first three centuries A.D. Originally, there were five tribes who shared Afghanistan (then known as Bactria) but in the third century, they were united under one Kushan leader, Kujula Kadphises.
The Kushans were great traders and grew to become one of the most powerful empires in the Eurasian world, along with those from China, Rome, and Parthia.
The Kushans developed Mahayana Buddhism and were largely responsible for the spread of Buddhism to central Asia and China.
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 Indo-Greek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 322 B.C. the Mauryan Dynasty emerged from the chaos.
The decline of the Parthian Empire was a result of Rome sacking cities in the west and the rise of the the Kushan Dynasty in the east and uprisings in the province of Persia.
The Kushans power dwindled for about another hundred years before the kingdom was completely overcome.
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 Afghanistan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In the north, Bactria became independent, and the south was acquired by the Maurya dynasty.
Buddhism was introduced from the east by the Yüechi, who founded the Kushan dynasty (early 2d cent.
Several short-lived Muslim dynasties were founded, the most powerful of them having its capital at Ghazna (see Ghazni).
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 Kushan Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Kushan dynasty was established by Kujul Kadphises-I. His son and successor, Vim Kadphises or Kadphises-II had come upto the Ganga valley.
The reign period of Kanishk and genealogy of Kushan rulers are uncertain.
Although the names of some of them are still preserved in the pillar inscription of Samudragupta (4th century AD) at Allahabad, the most powerful dynasty to rule north India during this period was of the Nagas.Mathura and Krantipuri were the headquaters of the rulers of this dynasty.
www.upportal.com /history/hist_kushan.asp   (496 words)

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