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Religion and legitimation of power in Sri Lanka

Author: Bardwell L Smith
Publisher: Chambersburg, PA : ANIMA Books, ©1978.
Series: Religion and legitimation of power.; South and Southeast Asia studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection examines how religion and politics have intersected in Sri Lanka over the years, discussing several periods of Ceylonese history. It provides coverage of the Anuradhapura period and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bardwell L Smith
ISBN: 0890120080 9780890120088
OCLC Number: 3650985
Description: x, 244 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The beginnings of Buddhist historiography: Mahavamsa and political thinking / Heinz Bechert --
The relic on the spear: historiography and the Saga of Dutthagamani / Alice Greenwald --
The Dhammadipa tradition of Sri Lanka: three models within the Sinhalese Chronicles / Regina T. Clifford --
The ideal social order as portrayed in the Chronicles of Ceylon / Bardwell L. Smith --
Kingship, the Sangha, and the process of legitimation in Anuradhapura Ceylon / Bardwell L. Smith --
The kinsmen of the Buddha: myth as political charter in the ancient and early medieval kingdoms of Sri Lanka / R.A.L.H. Gunawardana --
Buddhism and royal prerogative in medieval Sri Lanka / Sirima Kiribamune --
The Polonnaruva Period (ca. 993-1293 A.D.) / Bardwell L. Smith --
Gajabahu and the Gajabahu synchronism: an inquiry into the relationship between myth and history / Gananath Obeyesekere --
Religion and legitimacy of power in the Kandyan Kingdom / H.L. Seneviratne --
Contradictions in Sinhalese Buddhism / Heinz Bechert --
S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and the legitimation of power through Buddhist ideals / Heinz Bechert.
Series Title: Religion and legitimation of power.; South and Southeast Asia studies.
Responsibility: edited by Bardwell L. Smith.

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