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Thai tellings of Phra Malai : texts and rituals concerning a popular Buddhist saint

Author: Bonnie Pacala Brereton
Publisher: Tempe, Ariz. : Arizona State University, Program for Southeast Asian Studies, ©1995.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brereton, Bonnie Pacala.
Thai tellings of Phra Malai.
Tempe, Ariz. : Arizona State University, Program for Southeast Asian Studies, ©1995
(OCoLC)604213564
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Pacala Brereton
ISBN: 1881044076 9781881044079
OCLC Number: 33599742
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Michigan, 1992.
Description: xiii, 252 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Theme and Variations on the Phra Malai Legend --
Detailed Summary --
A Brief Survey of Phra Malai Texts. Type One: Promising Heavenly Rewards --
Type Two: Warning of Hellish Tortures --
Conclusions --
Prior Texts and Previous Research. Motifs and Possible Source Texts --
Place of Origin of Phra Malai Texts --
Research on Other Phra Malai Texts --
Conclusions --
The Pali/Lan Na Texts. The Lan Na Literary Tradition --
Stylistic Features --
Ritual Context: The Vessantara Jataka --
Historical Connections --
Conclusions --
Phra Malai Klon Suat: The Popular Text. The Medium --
Language and Form --
Teachings: Simple versus Sophisticated --
Retribution: Kammic and Comic --
Sources of the Hell Scenes --
Historical Context --
The Funerary Context --
Conclusions --
Phra Malai Kham Luang: The Royal Version. The Historical Setting --
Poetry and Politics --
Poetry as Dana --
Poetic Techniques --
Rhyming Patterns --
Imagery --
Use of Pedantic Language --
Names and Epithets --
Conclusions --
Epilogue --
Appendix: Phra Malai Kham Luang: A Translation.
Responsibility: by Bonnie Pacala Brereton.
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