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The domain of constant excess : plural worship at the Munnesvaram temples in Sri Lanka

Author: Rohan Bastin
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bastin (anthropology, archaeology, and sociology, James Cook U.) has recast his doctoral dissertation for University College London, which explores how religious meaning and potency acquire force in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rohan Bastin
ISBN: 1571812520 9781571812520
OCLC Number: 464804742
Description: xxiv, 231 s. : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Worship, Difference and Marvellous Potentiality Chapter 2. Fluidity and Ambiguity in the History of Munnesvaram Chapter 3. Myths and Marginality; Ritual Practices and Religious Identity Chapter 4. The Saivite Temple as a Monumental Architecture Chapter 5. 'The Look and the Thing Seen': Puja and Arccanai Chapter 6. The Presence of Sakti; Guardians, Games and the Formation of Power Chapter 7. The World Inside Out Chapter 8. The Domain of Excess Chapter 9. Divine Kings and Regal Gods: Temples in Society and History Bibliography Index
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