Tibetan Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, Volume II: Elaborations (Paperback)

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Tibetan Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, Volume II explores the major categories of traditional Tibetan books, introducing their specific features and the main approaches to their study. In five major sections, it surveys manuscript collections including Buddhist scriptural canons, official and administrative documents, works on technical subjects--medicine, veterinary practice, liturgical chant, and the arts of divination--and Tibetan books from China and Mongolia. Two case studies exemplify the roles of paleographic and iconographic analysis in the examination of antique manuscripts.

Like Volume I, the second volume of Tibetan Manuscripts and Early Printed Books has been written by the foremost experts in the field, whose wide-ranging essays are illustrated with numerous full-color images of original works. Addressing students and scholars of Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan history and culture in their varied dimensions, this volume will also interest scholars and other readers oriented more broadly to the global history of the book. Volume I was published simultaneously with volume II and is also now available.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501771255
ISBN-10: 1501771256
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English