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One hundred thousand moons : an advanced political history of Tibet

Author: W D Shakabpa; Derek F Maher
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Brill's Tibetan studies library, v. 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This two-volume history of Tibet is unusual in that the author lived through many of the events which he wrote about. Shakabpa (1907-1989) came from a prominent Tibetan family, noted for its role in government. He remained in political circles, advocating for an independent Tibet all his life. The first section of the history is a description of life and customs in Tibet and the traditional stories of the origin of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W D Shakabpa; Derek F Maher
ISBN: 9789004177321 9004177329 9789004177888 9004177884 9789004177901 9004177906
OCLC Number: 320588906
Description: 2 volumes (xlvii, 1184 pages), [13] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Brill's Tibetan studies library, v. 23.
Other Titles: Bod kyi srid don rgyal rabs.
100,000 moons
Responsibility: by Tsepon Wangchuk Deden Shakabpa ; translated and annotated by Derek F. Maher.

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A sustained argument for Tibetan independence, this volume also serves as an introduction to many aspects of Tibetan culture, society, and especially religion with a compendium of biographies of the  Read more...

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