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The Resource The origins of yoga and tantra : Indic religions to the thirteenth century, Geoffrey Samuel

The origins of yoga and tantra : Indic religions to the thirteenth century, Geoffrey Samuel

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The origins of yoga and tantra : Indic religions to the thirteenth century
Title
The origins of yoga and tantra
Title remainder
Indic religions to the thirteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Samuel
Title variation
The Origins of Yoga & Tantra
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Yoga, tantra and other forms of Asian meditation are practised in modernized forms throughout the world today, but most introductions to Hinduism or Buddhism tell only part of the story of how they developed. This book is an interpretation of the history of Indic religions up to around 1200 CE, with particular focus on the development of yogic and tantric traditions. It assesses how much we really know about this period, and asks what sense we can make of the evolution of yogic and tantric practices, which were to become such central and important features of the Indic religious scene. Its originality lies in seeking to understand these traditions in terms of the total social and religious context of South Asian society during this period, including the religious practices of the general population with their close engagement with family, gender, economic life and other pragmatic concerns
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UkCbUP
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Samuel, Geoffrey
Dewey number
294.09/01
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2005
LC item number
.S26 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yoga
  • Tantrism
  • India
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The origins of yoga and tantra : Indic religions to the thirteenth century, Geoffrey Samuel
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511818820
Extent
1 online resource (x, 422 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511818820
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The origins of yoga and tantra : Indic religions to the thirteenth century, Geoffrey Samuel
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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
CR9780511818820
Extent
1 online resource (x, 422 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511818820
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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