9 Mills, Allan. After an unpromising and feckless youth, during which years were fought the Geatish/Swedish wars, in particular the Battle of Ravenswood Hrefnawudu in the year AD 510, Beowulf undertook his celebrated journey to DenmarkRead more
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Roman and Mauryan Empires - Rise and Fall
hand of the early Mauryan kings gone, such states soon appeared. Other differences are from how each empire collapsed. At this stage in Indian history other states apparently regarded Magadha as semi-barbarous. Maurya kings were advised by a council of advisors, and was served by an elaborate administrative structure. Macedonia, Egypt and other kingdoms of the Hellenistic world are also mentioned. Ashoka has sometimes been blamed for sowing the seeds of decline by his too-gentle rule. Apart from a few brief mentions in some accounts, this great empire was all but forgotten an astonishing fact given the great importance accorded by peoples in other parts of the world to their ancient empires.
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In any case, the fact that China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia all now have large Buddhist populations is in some part owing to the great Maurya king, Ashoka. For this idea there is no evidence; indeed the edicts scattered around the empire suggest a firm and vigorous ruler. (Read more on ancient Indian literature and art and architecture, including from the Mauryan period) Decline Fifty years or so after Ashokas death, perhaps sooner (there is very little evidence from the later Maurya period the huge empire began to crumble. It was located in the eastern part of the Ganges plain, on the periphery of the Aryan cultural area. What do the inscriptions on them mean?
The Mauryan government and the economy. He determined that henceforward he would reign in peace. The causes of decline probably lie elsewhere, and can be summarized as follows: Causes of decline First, Ashoka seems to have been followed by a succession of weak rulers, who could not exert their will over such a large empire.
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