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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books?

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The Manchus Pamela Kyle Crossley. The Afghans Willem Tibteans. Back cover copy “In the past, for largely geographical reasons, Tibet was isolatedfrom the rest of the world, which meant that our country, peopleand culture were not only shrouded in mystery, but kapsteln gravelymisunderstood. More recently, as interest has grown, scholarshipconcerning Tibet has improved beyond expectation, although it hasoften singled out narrow topics for consideration.


In producingthis substantial book, which takes a broad view of Tibetans andtheir civilization, within a long historical perspective, MatthewKapstein has brought to his work the authority and clarity he hasacquired through many years of friendship with and observation ofthe people of the Land of Snow. The Tibetans provides a comprehensive introduction to thisintriguing land, orienting the reader to the Tibetan geographicalregion and its inhabitants.

Topics treated here include Tibetanreligious and political history, together with major aspects ofTibetan culture: A concluding chapter discussesthe fragile position of Tibetan civilization in the modern world, surveying events that have transpired since Ttibetans into the People’s Republic of China.

Table of contents List of Photographs. A Note on Transcription and Translation. The Vessel and Its Contents. High Peaks, Pure Earth. Peasants, Nomads, and Traders. Prehistory and Early Legends.

The Tibetans by Matthew T. Kapstein

Sources of Archeological Evidence. Children of the Ape and the Ogress. Tibetan Religion Before Buddhism.

The Tsenpo’s Imperial Dominion. The Rise of the Tibetan Empire. Later Monarchs and the Promotion of Buddhism. Fragmentation and Hegemonic Power. Dynastic Successors and the Kingdom of Guge. Mongols and Tibetan Buddhists.

Tibetan Buddhism and the Ming Court. The Rule of the Dalai Lamas. Between Mongols and Manchus. Cultural Developments in Eastern Tibet. The Life and Times japstein the Great Thirteenth. Property, Economy, and Social Class. Women in Traditional Tibet. Religious Life and Thought.

Propitiation, Therapy, and the Life-cycle. Monastic Institutions and Education.


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Major Orders and Schools. Festivals, Pilgrimages, and Ritual Cycles. The Sites of Knowledge. The Speech Goddess’s Mirror. Formations of Body, Speech, and Mind. Medicine, Astronomy, and the Divinatory Sciences. Tibet in the Modern World.

The End of Traditional Tibet.

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The Promise and Peril of a Century’s End. Spellings of Tibetan Names and Terms. Review quote “Kapstein’s work provides a highly accessible and comprehensive account of scholarship on the subject, ensuring that his book will feature prominently on reading lists for students at all levels, especially undergraduates.

It is surely destined to be the standard work of its type well into the foreseeable future. This book is a ‘must read’ for junior scholars of Tibet and for lay persons with a general interest in the region; even those already expert in the field will find here much that is both entertaining and edifying.

I recommend this book strongly. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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