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Courtesans and tantric consorts : sexualities in Buddhist narrative, iconography and ritual

Author: Serinity Young
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
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In "Courtesans and Tantric Consorts", Serenity Young takes the reader on a journey through more than 2000 years of biographical writings, iconographics depictions and ritual practices, revealing the  Read more...

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Named Person: Gautama Buddha.; Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Serinity Young
ISBN: 0415914825 0415914833 9780415914826 9780415914833 9780203494127 0203494121
OCLC Number: 53223583
Description: xxvi, 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Illustrations Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction Part I: Life of the Buddha 1. Rejection and reconciliation Part II: Parents and procreation 2. Mothers and sons 3. Medical excursus 4. Fathers and heirs Part III: Sexualities 5. Wives and husbands 6. South Asian Courtesans 7. Courtesans in Buddhist literature 8. Tantric consorts: Tibet 10. The traffic in women 11. Women, men, and impurity 12. Sex changes 13. Other lands/other realities Conclusion Bibliography Index
Other Titles: Sexualities in Buddhist narrative, iconography and ritual
Responsibility: Serinity Young.
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"By considering both the textual and the art historical data, this interdisciplinary study offers us many new insights concerning both women and women's relationships to men. An erudite book that, Read more...

 
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