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  One Hundred Thousand Moons: An Advanced Political History of Tibet
By: W. D. Shakabpa (Author), D. F. Maher (Translator)

One Hundred Thousand Moons


 
Our Price: $398.00
Author: W. D. Shakabpa
Translator: D. F. Maher
Format: Hardcover, 2 volumes
ISBN: 9789004177321
Publication Date: August 2009

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Product Code: 5278
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Description About the author
 
Drawing on a vast array of historical and biographical sources, this volume elaborates Tibetan political history, arguing that Tibet has long been an independent nation, and that the 1950 incursion by the Chinese was an invasion of a sovereign country. The author situates Tibet's relations with a series of Chinese, Manchurian, and Mongolian empires in terms of the preceptor-patron relationship, an essentially religious connection in which Tibetan religious figures offered spiritual instruction to the contemporaneous emperor or other militarily powerful figure in exchange for protection and religious patronage.

Simultaneously, this volume serves as an introduction to many aspects of Tibetan culture, society, and especially religion. The book includes a compendium of biographies of the most significant figures in Tibet's past.

Brill Academic Publishers, Hardcover, 2 Volume set, 1,344 Pages

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