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The story of Tibet : conversations with the Dalai Lama

Author: Thomas Laird; Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV
Publisher: New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In a series of candid interviews with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader speaks out about the land, people, culture, history, traditions, and spirituality of Tibet, discussing the role played by religion and spirituality in the nation's history.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Interviews
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laird, Thomas, 1953-
Story of Tibet.
New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2006
(OCoLC)607386406
Online version:
Laird, Thomas, 1953-
Story of Tibet.
New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2006
(OCoLC)630848231
Named Person: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Laird; Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV
ISBN: 0802118275 9780802118271 9780802143273 080214327X
OCLC Number: 63165009
Description: xix, 470 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The first Tibetans --
The first Tibetan Emperor, 600-650 --
The Tibetan Empire and the spread of Buddhism in Tibet, 650-820 --
Lang Darma: decline, revolt, and a period of chaos, 797-977 --
The Dharma returns, and Buddhist orders are born, 978-1204 --
Mongol Overlords and the seeds of a problem, 1207-1368 --
A master plan: the first to the fourth Dalai Lamas, 1357-1617 --
The fifth Dalai Lama and the rise of the Manchu, 1617-1720 --
The sixth to the twelfth Dalai Lamas, 1705-1900 --
The thirteenth Dalai Lama, 1876-1933 --
The early life of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, 1935-1950 --
Life under Chinese Occupation, 1951-1959 --
Since 1959 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Thomas Laird.
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In a series of candid interviews with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader speaks out about the land, people, culture, history, traditions, and spirituality of Tibet, discussing the role played by religion and spirituality in the nation's history.

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"A significant contribution to the outpouring of recent writings on Tibet." "Thomas Laird captures the beauty, the magnificence, the humor of this world spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama." "A tenderly Read more...

 
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