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The Religious World of Kirti Sri : Buddhism, Art, and Politics of Late Medieval Sri Lanka.

Author: John Clifford Holt
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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This inderdisciplinary inquiry seeks to uncover how Buddhism was expressed during the waning years of indigenous political power in Asia's oldest continuing Buddhist culture. It focuses on King Kirti Sri Rajasinha and how he successfully revised Sinhalese Theravada Buddhism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Clifford Holt
ISBN: 9780195355420 0195355423 1280528974 9781280528972
OCLC Number: 466431575
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages)
Contents: Contents; 1 Kirti Sri's Predicament; 2 Discourses of a Buddhist King; 3 A Visual Liturgy; 4 Royalty Reborn; 5 Implications for Theory and Method; 6 Postscript: Ethnic Identity and Ethnic Alienation; Appendix: The Religious Works of Kirti Sri at Gangarama and Ridi ViharaNotes; Bibliography; Index.

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This inderdisciplinary inquiry seeks to uncover how Buddhism was expressed during the waning years of indigenous political power in Asia's oldest continuing Buddhist culture. It focuses on King Kirti Sri Rajasinha and how he successfully revised Sinhalese Theravada Buddhism.

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