Cultural History Of Tibet, The

by Snellgrove, David L ; Hugh E. Richardson

Cultural History Of Tibet, The

Price:  US$53.49   (SGD74.29*)
Format:  Paper Back, 309 pages
Published:  2003, Thailand, 3st Edition
ISBN:  9745240338
SB#:  037688 (101)

About This Book

Third 2003 edition, with new preface, of the scholarly 1968 history of Tibetan culture from early times to China's 1959 occupation of the country. Many quotations from Tibetan literature and black and white photographs of now-inaccessible or inexistent buildings and artefacts complement the text. Part One overviews the Early Kings period and the introduction of Buddhism. Part Two chronicles the 9th-14th century Middles Ages period when different religious orders and schools of thought came to permeate the whole of society. Part Three discusses the different religious authorities and the roles of the Mongol, Manchu and the Ching regimes and also ways of life. Events after China's 1959 invasion are touched on. With chronological tale, pronunciation guide, bibliographies, sketch maps, and index.

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