The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey: Volume 1

Carla M. Sinopoli, Kathleen D. Morrison

Vijayanagara, the “City of Victory,” was the capital of South India’s largest and most successful pre-colonial empire c. AD 1330-1565. This richly illustrated volume reports on the results of a ten-year systematic regional archaeological survey in the hinterland or “metropolitan region” of this vast and well-preserved urban site. Detailed information is presented on the 380 sites documented in the first three seasons of fieldwork. Additional chapters place Vijayanagara in its broader regional and historical context and provide an overview of settlement, economy, and land use in the city’s c. 650 sq km metropolitan region. The authors also present in detail the methodology employed in South India’s first systematic regional survey and describe the artifacts recovered.

Order from the University of Michigan Press.

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Year of Publication: 2007

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Pages: 334

Price: $40

Print ISBN: 978-0-915703-65-4

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-951519-85-8

Monograph Series / Number: Memoirs No. 41

Tables / Illustrations: 18 tables, 447 illustrations


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