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The Resource The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millennial Buddhism/, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, (electronic book)

The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millennial Buddhism/, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, (electronic book)

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The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millennial Buddhism/
Title
The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets
Title remainder
a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millennial Buddhism/
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The central actors in this book are some reclusive forest-dwelling ascetic meditation masters who have been acclaimed as 'saints' in contemporary Thailand. These saints originally pursued their salvation quest among the isolated villages of the country's periphery, but once recognized as holy men endowed with charisma, they became the radiating centres of a country-wide cult of amulets. The amulets, blessed by the saints, are avidly sought by royalty, ruling generals, intelligentsia and common folk alike for their alleged powers to influence the success of worldly transactions, whether political, economic, martial or romantic
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UkCbUP
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1929-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ554
LC item number
.T347 1984eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology
Series volume
49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist monks
  • Buddhist cults
Label
The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millennial Buddhism/, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 348-393) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511558177
Extent
xi, 417 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511558177
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millennial Buddhism/, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 348-393) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511558177
Extent
xi, 417 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511558177
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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