Tibetan Buddhist Literature and Praxis: Studies in its Formative Period, 900-1400 Proceedings of the Xth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies

Title

Tibetan Buddhist Literature and Praxis: Studies in its Formative Period, 900-1400 Proceedings of the Xth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies

Role

Co-Editors: Ronald M. Davidson and Christian Wedemeyer

Contributing author: Ronald M. Davidson

Files

Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

Ronald M. Davidson, in addition to being a co-editor, is a contributing author, "Imperial Agency in the Gsar-ma Treasure Texts during the Tibetan Renaissance: the Rgyal po bla gter and Related Literature", pp. 125-148

Collectively, the papers of this volume reveal the cultural dynamism of Tibet in the period between 900 and 1400CE, when the fundamental contours of Tibetan Buddhism were still fluid and highly contested. The papers address a spectrum of issues in Tibetan religion and literature, ranging in time and space from the far eastern oasis of Dunhuang in the tenth century through ‘high classical’ developments in Central Tibet in the early fifteenth century. It is divided into four parts, addressing respectively literary and religious issues in tenth-century Dunhuang, the textual history of the Old Tantric Canon (Rnying ma’i rgyud ’bum), the development of Tibetan religious literature in the new translation period, and the history and transmission of several influential systems of esoteric Buddhism.

ISBN

9789004155480

Publication Date

2006

Publication Information

Davidson, Ronald M.; Wedemeyer, Christian, ed. Tibetan Buddhist Literature and Praxis: Studies in its Formative Period, 900-1400 Proceedings of the Xth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003. Leiden: Brill, 2006.

also:

Davidson, Ronald M., "Imperial Agency in the Gsar-ma Treasure Texts during the Tibetan Renaissance: the Rgyal po bla gter and Related Literature," in Davidson and Wedemeyer, pp. 125-148.

Comments

Copyright 2006 Brill