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T. Otto & A. Borsboom
Developed from papers presented at the first European Colloquium on Pacific Studies this volume addresses the dynamics of contemporary Oceanic religions. In particular, the contributors investigate how indigenous populations have come to terms with the enormous impact of colonization and ...
This study explores the relationship between outmigration and gender roles in two villages in North Tapanuli, on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.
This contextual study of narrative reliefs depicting Hindu epics and puranas on specific South Indian Hoysaḷa temples provides a detailed exposition of narrative episodes paired with photographs, illustrating and reviewing the stories and exploring techniques of Indian visual narrative.
Sun Xiaochun and Jacob Kistemaker
Presents the first adequate picture of the Chinese sky of 2000 years ago. Investigating the 283 constellations, it reveals that the sky as a mirror of human society was based on the philosophy and cosmology of Han times.
Edited by Chün-chieh Huang and Erik Zürcher
The central theme of this volume is notions of time and space in Chinese culture. Seventeen scholars of various disciplinary backgrounds have treated topics within this general perspective.
Cynthia Packert Atherton
A survey of artistic, religious, and historical developments in early medieval Rajasthan. It analyzes patterns of change in temple sculpture and architecture, and argues for a reinterpretation of the relationship between art, religion, and politics.
Doris Meth Srinivasan
This is a multidisciplinary analysis to determine the meaning of multiple body parts in early Indian art. Investigation of Brahmanical texts and culture establish several meanings and indicate the interplay between religion and art, making possible an interpretation of Hindu icons.
Compiled and edited by Rahul Peter Das & Ronald Eric Emmerick
This volume is a tool for readers of Indian medical works. It contains the complete, corrected text of Vāgbhaṭa’s Aṣṭāṅgahrdayasaṃhitā as constituted in the 6th edition of the text published by Aṇṇā Moreśvar Kuṇṭe and Krṣṇa Rāmcandra Śāstrī Navre.
Lucy L. Rosenstein
Going beyond textual criticism, the book sets Haridās’s verses in a broader context. The the theological views of the Haridāsī tradition are discussed against the background of bhakti, and the text of the Kelimāl is also examined through the sectarian concerns of its main commentaries.
Charles Willemen, Bart Dessein and Collett Cox
This volume offers a general history of the Sarvāstivāda school of Buddhism, and analyses the major Sarvāstivāda Abhidharma works, whereby special emphasis is given to the relationship of the school with Mūlasarvāstivādins, Sautrāntikas and Dārsṭāntikas.
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