The Kushan Mystique

Peter Linenthal

This new book by scholar David Jongeward deserves a wide audience. It is an unusual combination of a memoir about his discovery of the Kushan Empire through the study of their coins with the most recent information on this period in history, a period which will be unfamiliar and surprising to most people. Mr Jongeward is an expert in the field, and has written on Gandharan art, coins and reliquaries. The story of his growing fascination with the Kushans, his discoveries, and his descriptions of fellow sufferers of Kushanitis, is engrossing, original, personal and timely. Highly recommended.

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