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Archaeology of Tibetan Books
By: Agnieszka Helman-Wazny

Archaeology of Tibetan Books


 
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Author: Agnieszka Helman-Wazny
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789004275041
Publication Date: 2014

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In Archaeology of Tibetan Books, Agnieszka Helman-Wazny explores the varieties of artistic expression, materials, and tools that have shaped Tibetan books over the millennia. Digging into the history of the bookmaking craft, the author approaches these ancient texts primarily through the lens of their artistry, while simultaneously showing them as physical objects embedded in pragmatic, economic, and social frameworks. She provides analyses of several significant Tibetan bookswhich usually carry Buddhist teachingsincluding a selection of manuscripts from Dunhuang from the 1st millennium C.E., examples of illuminated manuscripts from Western and Central Tibet dating from the 15th century, and fragments of printed Tibetan Kanjurs from as early as 1410. This detailed study of bookmaking sheds new light on the books' philosophical meanings.

Archaeology of Tibetan Books, Agnieszka Helman-Wazny, Brill, Hardcover, 312 pages, 2014, $150.00

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