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Tibetans.

Author: Matthew T Kapstein
Publisher: Somerset : Wiley, 2013.
Series: Peoples of Asia.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""In the past, for largely geographical reasons, Tibet was isolated from the rest of the world, which meant that our country, people and culture were not only shrouded in mystery, but often gravely misunderstood. More recently, as interest has grown, scholarship concerning Tibet has improved beyond expectation, although it has often singled out narrow topics for consideration. In producing this substantial book,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kapstein, Matthew T.
Tibetans.
Somerset : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew T Kapstein
ISBN: 9780631225744 0631225749
OCLC Number: 922903700
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Contents --
List of Figures --
List of Maps --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
A Note on Transcription and Translation --
1 The Vessel and Its Contents --
High Peaks, Pure Earth --
Peasants, Nomads, and Traders --
The Tibetan Language --
2 Prehistory and Early Legends --
Sources of Archeological Evidence --
Children of the Ape and the Ogress --
Tibetan Religion before Buddhism --
3 The Tsenpo�s Imperial Dominion --
The Rise of the Tibetan Empire --
Later Monarchs and the Promotion of Buddhism --
The Empire�s Implosion 4 Fragmentation and Hegemonic Power Dynastic Successors and the Kingdom of Gugé --
The Buddhist Renaissance --
Mongols and Tibetan Buddhists --
Successive Hegemonies --
Tibetan Buddhism and the Ming Court --
5 The Rule of the Dalai Lamas --
Monastics and Monarchs --
Between Mongols and Manchus --
Regency and Retreat --
Cultural Developments in Eastern Tibet --
The Life and Times of the Great Thirteenth --
6 Tibetan Society --
Property, Economy, and Social Class --
Government and Law --
Marriage and Kinship --
Women in Traditional Tibet 7 Religious Life and Thought Propitiation, Therapy, and the Life-cycle --
Buddhist Basics --
Monastic Institutions and Education --
Tantrism and Yoga --
Major Orders and Schools --
Festivals, Pilgrimages, and Ritual Cycles --
8 The Sites of Knowledge --
The Speech-Goddess�s Mirror --
To Form Body, Speech, and Mind --
Medicine, Astronomy, and the Divinatory Sciences --
9 Tibet in the Modern World --
The End of Traditional Tibet --
Rebellion and Exile --
The Promise and Peril of Century�s End --
Notes --
Spellings of Tibetan Names and Terms
Series Title: Peoples of Asia.

Abstract:

""In the past, for largely geographical reasons, Tibet was isolated from the rest of the world, which meant that our country, people and culture were not only shrouded in mystery, but often gravely misunderstood. More recently, as interest has grown, scholarship concerning Tibet has improved beyond expectation, although it has often singled out narrow topics for consideration. In producing this substantial book, which takes a broad view of Tibetans and their civilization, within a long historical perspective, Matthew Kapstein has brought to his work the authority and clarity he has acquired th.

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