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In Chapter 7, I look at the kinds of local communities (agricultural, pastoral, and
urban) that existed within these regions in the premodern period. Chapter 8 also
presents some general conclusions about premodern Tibetan societies, ...
Agriculture in the premodern period involved a variety of grains and vegetables,
with the altitude-tolerant barley as the most widespread basic grain. In recent
years the potato has become a major subsistence crop for some Tibetan ...
Links among the far-flung populations of Tibet were also maintained, in the
premodern period, by the extensive practice of pilgrimage and by the regular
journeys of Tibetan monks from outlying regions to study in the large teaching
gompa of ...
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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