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Buddhist Law in Burma : A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, 1250-1850

Author: D Christian Lammerts
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2018] ©2018
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Burma and neighboring areas of Southeast Asia comprise the only region of the world to have developed a written corpus of Buddhist law claiming jurisdiction over all members of society. Yet in contrast with the extensive scholarship on Islamic and Hindu law, this tradition of Buddhist law has been largely overlooked. In fact, it is commonplace to read that Buddhism gave rise to no law aside from the vinaya, or  Read more...
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Lammerts, Dietrich Christian.
Buddhist law in Burma.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018019170
(OCoLC)1015798410
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Christian Lammerts
ISBN: 9780824876098 0824876091 9780824876067 0824876067
OCLC Number: 1078917683
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Note on Transliteration and Translation --
CHAPTER 1. Buddhist Law in Burma --
PART I. Sources --
CHAPTER 2. Before the Law Traces of Dhammasattha in Buddhist Legal and Textual Culture, c. 1250-1600 --
CHAPTER 3 Dhammavilāsa Legal Text and Cosmology in the Early Seventeenth Century --
CHAPTER 4. Manusāra History, Jurisdiction, Authorship --
PART II. Revisions and Reasons --
CHAPTER 5. Dhammasattha and Its Discontents, 1681-c. 1850 --
CHAPTER 6. Conclusion Sakka's Thunderbolt --
Appendix. Four Dhammasattha Bibliographies (1768-c. 1818) --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
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