Culture of the book in tibet by Kurtis R. Schaeffer

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Subjects:

  • Tibetan Buddhist literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Buddhism and culture

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementKurtis R. Schaeffer
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 244 pages
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27168591M
ISBN 100231147171
ISBN 109780231147170
OCLC/WorldCa880565840

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A meticulous study that draws on more than understudied Tibetan sources, The Culture of the Book in Tibet is the first volume to trace this singular history.

Through a single object, Schaeffer accesses a greater understanding of the Tibetan plateau. A meticulous study that draws on more than understudied Tibetan sources, The Culture of the Book in Tibet is the first volume to trace this singular history.

Through a single object, Schaeffer accesses a greater understanding of the cultural and social history of the Tibetan plateau.

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Through a single object, Schaeffer accesses a greater understanding of the Tibetan. Books stood at the center of debates on the role of libraries in religious institutions, the relative merits of oral and written teachings, and the economy of religion in Tibet.

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