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Innovations of the Medieval Buddhist Book Cult

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the historical context behind the introduction of illustrated manuscripts at the turn of the first millennium and identifies the general developments in book design from the ... More


Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Jinah Kim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book considers how and why the Buddhist book cultin South Asia has survived almost two millennia until the present day by examining medieval illustrated Buddhist manuscriptsas sacred objects of ... More


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