KUSHAN DYNASTY (Kušān), the line of rulers in Bactria, Central Asia and northern India from the first century CE.

The Kushan kings were succeeded in the third century, in part of the region they had ruled, by the Sasanian princes who governed with the title of “Kushanshah” (q.v.).

This entry is divided into the following articles:

i. Dynastic history.

ii. Inscriptions of the Kushans.

iii. Chronology of the Kushans.

iv. Coinage of the Kushans.

v. Archeology: in Bactria.

vi. Archeology: in India.

vii. Language of the Kushans.

viii. Religion of the Kushans

ix. Art of the Kushans.

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Originally Published: December 8, 2014

Last Updated: December 8, 2014

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EIr, "KUSHAN DYNASTY," Encyclopædia Iranicaonline edition, 2014, available at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/kushan-parent (accessed on 08 December 2014).