Bongard-Levin, G. M. Books
Dr. Grigorii Maximovich Bongard-Levin is a Russian historian, orientalists, member of the Russian Academy of the Sciences, author of more than 15 monographs and 250 articles on Indology and on the study of Central Asian Buddhist texts in Sanskrit. He is a member of the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres.1999 0-7734-3226-4
This book is the definitive work on the life and creative work of the great Russian historian of antiquity, philologist-classicist and archaeologist, Michael Rostovtsev, written by the world-renowned historian G. M. Bongard-Levin. The book covers the American period of his life (1920-1952) and reveals its many dramatic dimensions. It also focuses on the great scientific achievements of Academician Rostovtsev, as well as the scientific school he created at Yale University.
Based on never-before-published archival materials from United States, Russia, France, Great Britain, Germany, it contains insights about life at American Universities, the collaboration of this great Russian historian with well-known American scientists, his political views and his relations with the scientists with whom he worked in Russia. The author is an Academician of the Russian Academy of Science and Chairman of the Center for Studies of the Ancient Civilizations, Institute of World History. In Russian2001 0-7734-3216-7
Sharp controversy still exists concerning the origins of the peoples of India. This book draws upon extensive research, applying a unique technique of linguistic analysis. The author also compares and establishes close links between India’s two national heritages – the material one, based on most recent archeological discoveries by scholars from America, Britain, France, India, and Russia, and also the cultural legacy involving reference to various masterpieces of world literature. References are also made to the antique tradition during Alexander the Great’s campaign, Aristobulus, Diodorus Siculus, Nearchus, Plutarch, Ptolemy, Strabo, and others. The author expertly examines the art of various civilizations, dynasties and periods; as well as folklore and ritual. This book, the result of 45 years of work, will interest Indologists, Orientalists, philologists, and literary scholars, as well as those interested in the interaction among cultures, philosophies and religions. This book is in Russian.