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Cultural History of Tibet
By: David L. Snellgrove and Hugh Richardson

Cultural History of Tibet <br> By: David L. Snellgrove and Hugh Richardson

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Author: David L. Snellgrove and Hugh Richardson
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789745240339
Publication Date: 1968 / 2003

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Product Code: 14481

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This revised edition of the classic work on the rapidly vanishing civilization of Tibet traces the evolution of Tibetan culture from its origins to Tibet's fall to the Chinese Communists in 1959 and the subsequent relocation of Tibetan culture and many Tibetan people.
The authors illuminate the many faces of Tibetan culture, including the geography of Tibet, religion, artistic and literary development, and contemporary Tibetan politics. In discussing the history of this rich Central Asian civilization, they draw parallels with developments in historical Western Europe, as well as detail the assimilation of cultural influences from India and China. The text is illustrated with many rare photographs depicting the art, architecture, secular and sacred objects of Tibet.
David Snellgrove, Ph.D., D.Litt., was Professor of Tibetan Studies at the University of London. He is fellow of the British Academy and author of numerous books and articles on Himalayan and South-East Asian civilizations. Since 1995 he has divided his time between homes in northern Italy and Cambodia. Hugh Richardson was in the civil and foreign services in India and was the last British/Indian Representative in Tibet (until 1950). He taught Tibetan history and language at universities in the United States and Europe, and was the author of 'Tibet and Its History'. His recent passing is eloquently eulogized int he preface of this edition.
This remains one of the very best surveys of the Tibetans, their religion and rich, complex culture, with continuing relevance today, as we witness the ongoing destruction of this culture at the hands of the occupying Chinese population. In Snellgrove's words, the book serves to "keep in public view the clear historical right of the Tibetan people to self-determination." With a new preface, and obituary describing the life and career of Hugh Richardson (1905-2000), by co-author David Snellgrove.

Cultural History of Tibet, David L. Snellgrove and Hugh Richardson, Orchid Press. Paperback, 1968/2003, $40.00

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