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Buddhism, Power and Political Order

Buddhism, Power and Political Order (Hardback)

Edited by Harris, Ian

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Weber's claim that Buddhism is an otherworldly religion is only partially true. Early sources indicate that the Buddha was sometimes diverted from supramundane interests to dwell on a variety of politically-related matters. The significance of Asoka Maurya as a paradigm for later... traditions of Buddhist kingship is also well-attested. However, there has been little scholarly effort to integrate findings on the extent to which Buddhism interacted with the political order in the classical and modern states of Theravada Asia into a wider, comparative study. This volume brings together the brightest minds in the study of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. Their contributions create a more coherent account of the relations between Buddhism and political order in the late pre-modern and modern period by questioning the contested relationship between monastic and secular power. In doing so, they expand the very nature of what is known as the 'Theravada'. Buddhism, Power and Political Order offers new insights for scholars of Buddhism, and it will stimulate new debates.
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ISBN 9780415410182
Released NZ 30 May 2007
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780415410182
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 30 May 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Harris, Ian
Series Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Interdisciplinary Studies
Religion & Beliefs
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 294.33720959
Weight 522g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Theravada Buddhism - Political aspects, Buddhism and state - Southeast Asia
NBS Text Non-Christian Religions
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly