Tibetans

ISBN-10: 0631225749
ISBN-13: 9780631225744
Edition: 2006
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Description: A clear, comprehensive overview of Tibet, its culture and history. Matthew Kapstein explains recent events within the context of Tibetan history, and makes the latest scholarship available to anglophone readers.

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/6/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

A clear, comprehensive overview of Tibet, its culture and history. Matthew Kapstein explains recent events within the context of Tibetan history, and makes the latest scholarship available to anglophone readers.

List of Figures
List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note on Transcription and Translation
Maps
The Vessel and Its Contents
High Peaks, Pure Earth
Peasants, Nomads, and Traders
The Tibetan Language
Prehistory and Early Legends
Sources of Archeological Evidence
Children of the Ape and the Ogress
Tibetan Religion before Buddhism
The Tsenpo's Imperial Dominion
The Rise of the Tibetan Empire
Later Monarchs and the Promotion of Buddhism
The Empire's Implosion
Fragmentation and Hegemonic Power
Dynastic Successors and the Kingdom of Guge
The Buddhist Renaissance
Mongols and Tibetan Buddhists
Successive Hegemonies
Tibetan Buddhism and the Ming Court
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
Tibetan Society
Property, Economy, and Social Class
Government and Law
Marriage and Kinship
Women in Traditional Tibet
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
The Sites of Knowledge
The Speech-Goddess's Mirror
To Form Body, Speech, and Mind
Medicine, Astronomy, and the Divinatory Sciences
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
Bibliography
Index

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