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Political History of Central Vietnam in the Second – Eighth Centuries : Linyi and Campā Political History of Central Vietnam in the Second – Eighth Centuries : Linyi and Campā

Anton Zakharov

Political History of Central Vietnam in the Second – Eighth Centuries : Linyi and Campā


Еditor: Vladimir Tiurin

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN

Moskva, 2015, 160 pages

ISBN: 978-5-98196-012-3

The book brings together current historiographic trends depicting early history of Central Vietnam lands as an area of mutual rivalry of various political centres with unstable political hegemony. First chapter contains a short overview of the sources of Campā history. The second one tells a history of the kingdom of Linyi known from ancient Chinese sources. The author agrees with an old idea by Rolf Stein (1947) that Linyi and Campā cannot be identified with each other until at least the seventh century. The third chapter gives a brief account of current archaeology of Central Vietnam. The fourth one offers the analysis and the first Russian translation of the Vỏ-cạnh inscription found near Nha Trang. The fifth chapter contains Russian translations of early Campā inscriptions. The author gives a detailed commentary of previous translations into French and English. The sixth chapter reconstructs a history of the kingdom in the Thu Bon River Valley in 5 – 8 centuries. This kingdom since the sixth century had been called Campā.

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