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Tibetans Who Escaped the Historian's Net: Studies in the Social History of Tibetan Societies

 
Charles Ramble (Editor) Peter Schwieger (Editor) Alice Travers (Editor)
Synopsis

This compendium of 12 papers, presented at an international conference, organized by the Department of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies, Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies, Bonn University, provides deep insight into the social history of Tibetan societies. Analyzing the role of the Ambans in the Dalai Lama government according to the Ten Point Edict, it describes the edition, structure and authorship of the Weizang Tongzhi.

Recapturing runaways or administration through contrast, it also presents reflections on recruitment and ritual economy in three Himalayan village monasteries, hidden Himalayan transcripts and strategies of social opposition in Mustang in Nepal.

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About the author

Charles Ramble

Charles Ramble is Diecteur d etudes at the Ecole Pratique des hautes Etudes, Paris. From 2000 to 2010 he held the position of Lecturer in tibetan and Himalayan Studies at the University of Oxford.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tibetans Who Escaped the Historian's Net: Studies in the Social History of Tibetan Societies
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2012
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Vajra Books
Language: English
isbn 9789937623100
length vi+255p., Illustrations; 24cm.