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Title Buddhist manuscript cultures : knowledge, ritual, and art / edited by Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, and Claudia Brown
Published Abingdon ; New York : Routledge, [2009]
©2009

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Description xviii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Routledge critical studies in Buddhism ; 52
Routledge critical studies in Buddhism ; 52
Contents Introduction : rethinking Buddhist manuscript cultures / Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, and Claudia Brown -- Why did the Gandharan Buddhists bury their manuscripts? / Richard Salomon -- Materiality and merit in Sri Lankan Buddhist manuscripts / Stephen C. Berkwitz -- Redaction, recitation, and writing : transmission of the Buddha's teachings in India in the early period / Peter Skilling -- Diverse aspects of the Mongolian Buddhist manuscript culture and realms of its influence / Vesna A. Wallace -- From words to books : Indian Buddhist manuscripts in the first millennium CE. / Jens-Uwe Hartmann -- Between Zhongfeng Mingben and Zhao Mengfu : Chan letters in their manuscript context / Natasha Heller - Two Buddhist librarians : the proximate mechanisms for Northern Thai Buddhist history / Justin McDaniel -- Emending perfection. prescript, postscript, and practice in Newar Buddhist manuscript culture / Christoph Emmrich -- Flowers for the dhamma : painted Buddhist palm-leaf manuscript covers from Sri Lanka / Bilinda Devage Nandadeva -- From text to image : copying as Buddhist practice in late fourteenth-century Sukhothai / M.L. Pattaratorn Chirapravati
Summary "Buddhist Manuscript Culture explores how religious and cultural practices in premodern Asia were shaped by literary and artistic traditions as well as by Buddhist material culture. This study of Buddhist texts focuses on the significance of their material forms rather than their doctrinal contents and examines how and why they were made." "Contributions are by reputed scholars in Buddhist Studies and represent diverse disciplinary approaches from religious studies, art history, anthropology, and history. This book will be of interest to scholars and students working in these fields." --Book Jacket
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Tripiṭaka -- Manuscripts -- History.
Buddhism -- Sacred books -- History.
Buddhist civilization.
Transmission of texts -- Asia -- History.
Author Berkwitz, Stephen C., 1969-
Brown, Claudia, 1950-
Schober, Juliane.
Ebook Library.
LC no. 2008026919
ISBN 0415776163 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780415776165 (hardback : alk. paper)
Other Titles Knowledge, ritual, and art