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Pilgrimage in Tibet
By: Alex McKay, editor

Pilgrimage in Tibet <br>  By: Alex McKay, editor

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Author: Alex McKay, editor
Format: Hardover
ISBN: 9780700709922
Publication Date: 1998

Product Code: 14342

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The Western image of Tibet as a sacred land is in many ways a mythical construction. But the Tibetans themselves have traditionally mapped out their land in terms of areas of sacred space, and pilgrimage throughout these areas ensured a high degree of mobility wihin all classes of traditional Tibetan society. Pilgrims travelled to local, regional, and national centres throughtout recorded Tibetan history. The major national centres attracted pilgrims from both the Tibetan cultural world and from within neighbouring cultures such as India. In recent years, pilgrimage has resumed in areas where it had been forbidden by the Chinese authorities, and has now become one of the most prominent religious expressions of Tibetan national identity.

In this major new work, leading scholars of Asian pilgrimage traditions discuss historical and contemporary aspects of pilgrimage within the Tibetan cultural world. Myths and legends, material conditions, textual sources, a modern pilgrim's impressions, political and economic influences, biographies and contemporary developments - all these and many other issues are examined here. The result is informative and often entertaining work which contibutes greatly to our knowledge of the history and culture of Tibet as well as the wider issues of religious power and practice.

Pilgrimage in Tibet, Alex McKay, RouteledgeCurzon, Hardcover, 1998, 228 Pages, $135.00

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