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The Tibetan population of Amdo in 1982 was around 1 million.4 PASTORALIST
POLITICS Our main source for the political structure of Amdo in the first half of this
century is the American missionary, later anthropologist, Robert Ekvall, who ...
(1954a:44-118) Elsewhere in Ekvall's writings, he mentions long-term relations of
hostility between particular tribes: the tribal enemies of the Samtsa included the
Rzakdumba and the Chakgama (1952:8, 121). Conflicts among these groups ...
Cassinelli and Ekvall's study of Sakya gives us a glimpse of the social structure of
religious life in an area of large state- supported gompa of celibate monks. The
gompa of Sakya were supported by the Sakya estate administration, which ...
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Samuel wrote Civilized Shamans for an anthropological audience, but the book has become a key text for students of Tibet’s history and religion. He proposes that shamanic influence is greater in ... Read full review
Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan SocietiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Everything about this book on the political and religious history of Tibet is big. A 150-page discussion on the socio-economic developments in Tibet serves as an introduction; the major discussion on ... Read full review
Shamanic and Clerical Buddhism
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Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity
Andrew L. Christenson
No preview available - 1998