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Of course th This book offers what is to my knowledge the only complete general historiography of Tibet from its prehistory to the present day.
A clear and comprehensive overview of Tibet, its culture andhistory.
I have been doing a lot of reading on Tibet, it’s art, history and culture, and that is a difficult task, due to The Speech Goddess’s Mirror. The Tibetans Peoples of Asia.
The Tibetans by Matthew T. A concluding chapter discussesthe fragile position of Tibetan civilization in the modern world, surveying events that have transpired since Tibet’sincorporation into the People’s Republic of China. Ryan Pennell rated it liked it Sep 06, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Festivals, Pilgrimages, and Ritual Cycles.
Of course the real story is far more complicated – the Tibetan region is vast, borders several great and highly distinct regions Central Asia, India, and Chinaand is subject to all the movers of history that drive events in any land, yibetans factional politics, oligarchs, warlords, peasants, and so forth.
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But it’s a much-needed contribution to the field, and there are few non-specialists who will come away from this book without substantially revising at least some aspect of their understanding of the region. Explains recent events within the context of Tibetanhistory.
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Peasants, Nomads, and Traders. I have been doing a lot of reading on Tibet, it’s art, history and culture, and that is a difficult task, due to Rick rated it it was ok Jan 06, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of To ask other readers questions about The Tibetansplease sign up. Tibet in the Modern World.
Claire rated it really liked it Feb 27, Situates Tibet in relation to other Asian civilizations throughthe ages. This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history. Natalie rated it really liked it Dec 25, Kapstein is a competent scholar, but he writes in wooden prose and his translations are stilted and utterly devoid of beauty, so I would stop short of hailing this book as a classic of the literature.
A clear and comprehensive overview of Tibet, its culture andhistory. Elpulpopacifico rated it it was amazing Jul 01, The Tibetans Volume 12 of Peoples of Asia.
Description This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history. It’s competently written and paints an extremely valuable portrait of the Land of Snows, and should most certainly be read by anyone with an interest in Tibetan culture who still subscribes to a romanticized view of pre-invasion Tibet as kappstein peaceful Shambhala kapsteiin gentle, enlightened monks and cheerful nomads going about their lives in simplicity and quiet.