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Introduction

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The introduction discusses the ways Tibetans have tended to think and speak about the “holy madmen,” with close attention to the categories and words traditionally employed. It also gives brief ... More


The Holy Madmen of Tibet

David M. DiValerio

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Over the course of the last millennium in Tibet, tantric yogins have been taking on norm-overturning modes of behavior and dress, including provoking others to violence, publicly consuming filth, ... More


The Eastern Periphery

Sergey A. Ivanov and Simon Franklin

in Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272518
eISBN:
9780191709746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272518.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

There is no evidence for any direct influence of the Byzantine paradigm of holy foolery on its Islamic equivalent ‘malamatiya’, rather we may assume typological similarities. Many forms of Indian ... More


The Lives and Lives of the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of the nature of religious biographies or hagiographies: how they function in their documentary and work-like aspects; what they do and do not tell us; and how ... More


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