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The Resource The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millenial Buddhism, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah

The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millenial Buddhism, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah

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The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millenial Buddhism
Title
The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets
Title remainder
a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millenial 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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UkLiU
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1929-2014
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Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja
Index
no index present
LC call number
BQ554
LC item number
.T347 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology
Series volume
49
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  • Theravada Buddhism
  • Buddhist monks
Label
The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millenial Buddhism, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-393) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 417 pages
Isbn
9780521277877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Buddhist saints of the forest and the cult of amulets : a study in charisma, hagiography, sectarianism, and millenial Buddhism, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 417 pages
Isbn
9780521277877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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