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Title: A history of all nations from the earliest times; being a universal historical library
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Authors: Wright, John Henry, 1852-1908
Subjects: World history
Publisher: (Philadelphia, New York : Lea Brothers & company
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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e, Tabaristan under the Ispehbeds, whose coins, withPahlavi inscriptions, have come down to us ; the Baluchis in Mek-ran and Kohistan, or Kelat, also remained independent. Armeniawas conquered ; but Islamism was unable to gain a foothold th(Me,and later it became an independent kingdom again. The province THE LAST OF THE HA^SAMANS. 291 of Kiniuui, after a few ineffectual efforts, was conquered by theAral)s from the Persian Gulf; the city of Shirgaii was twice stormed.Yezdigerd, after his flight, took refuge in Merv. Even his lastattempt to preserve his authority by tlie assistance of the Turksalso failed. Far better for his glory would it have been if he hadfallen fighting at the head of his soldiers; for his death, in thesummer of 651, quickly followed his flight. His palace was sur-rounded ; but he escaped by night to the mill of Zark, on the Razik.Here his gold-embroidered raiment roused the greed of the millei-,who killed the luckless king in his sleep. BOOK III. INDIA. PLATE XIV.
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Map.—The Ancient World, with especial reference to India IXDIA. CHAPTER XI. INDIA IN ANTIQUITY. THE name India was received by the Greeks from the Persianwriters. It had its origin in the region lying upon the RiverSindhu, which the Persians call Hindu. The inhabitants of Indiathemselves call their country by difierent names ; in mythical geog-raphy they place seven divisions of the earth around Meru, themountain of the gods, among which is Jambudvipa, the island ofthe rose-apple tree, which stands upon Meru, and from whose fruitsthe river Janibu flows. In the Mahabharata, the part of Indiawhich is the theatre of the most ancient legends treated of in thisepic, namely, the plain between the Himalaya and the VindhyaMoimtains, is styled Aryavarta, the gathering-place of the Aryans,whilst the remainder of India is named Dakshina-patha, that whichlies to the right, or southward, whence has arisen the modern nameDeccan. Aryavarta is watered by the river-systems of the Sindliuand the Gang

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