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

Author: Serinity Young
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Life of the Buddha --
Ch. 1. Rejection and Reconciliation --
pt. II. Parents and Procreation --
Ch. 2. Mothers and Sons --
Ch. 3. Medical Excursus --
Ch. 4. Fathers and Heirs --
pt. III. Sexualities --
Ch. 5. Wives and Husbands --
Ch. 6. South Asian Courtesans --
Ch. 7. Courtesans in Buddhist Literature --
Ch. 8. Tantric Consorts: Introduction --
Ch. 9. Tantric Consorts: Tibet --
Ch. 10. Traffic in Women --
Ch. 11. Women, Men, and Impurity --
Ch. 12. Sex Change --
Ch. 13. Other Lands/Other Realities.
Other Titles: Sexualities in Buddhist narrative, iconography and ritual
Responsibility: Serinity Young.
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