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Buddhism, power and political order

Author: Ian Charles Harris; Becket Institute.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early sources indicate that the Buddha was sometimes diverted from supramundane interests to dwell on a variety of politically-related matters. This title brings together contributions of various  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Buddhism, power and political order.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
(DLC) 2006038669
(OCoLC)72147757
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Charles Harris; Becket Institute.
ISBN: 9780203947494 0203947495 0415410185 9780415410182
OCLC Number: 163822919
Notes: Based on papers delivered at a symposium held by the Becket Institute, St. Hugh's College, University of Oxford on Apr. 14-16, 2004.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages).
Contents: Introduction : Buddhism, power and politics in Theravada Buddhist lands / Ian Harris --
Idealism and pragmatism : a dilemma in the current monastic education systems of Burma and Thailand / Khammai Dhammasami --
Rajadhamma confronts Leviathan : Burmese political theory in the 1870s / Andrew Huxley --
Colonial knowledge and Buddhist education in Burma / Juliane Schober --
Reconstructing the Cambodian polity : Buddhism, kingship and the quest for legitimacy / Peter Gyallay-Pap --
The Cambodian hospital for monks / John Marston --
Buddhism, power and political order in pre-twentieth century Laos / Volker Grabowsky --
Past, present and future in Buddhist prophetic literature of the Lao / Peter Koret --
In defence of the nation : the cult of Nang Thoranee in northeast Thailand / Elizabeth Guthrie --
King, sangha and brahmans : ideology, ritual and power in pre-modern Siam / Peter Skilling.
Series Title: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Harris.
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