Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 6: A Grammar of the Thangmi Language (2 vols)

With an Ethnolinguistic Introduction to the Speakers and Their Culture

Mark Turin

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€188,00
$232.00
ISBN13: 
9789004155268
E-ISBN: 
9789004223769
Publication Date: 
December 2011
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Hardback
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990 pp.
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Gombozhab T. Tsybikov

Tsybikov’s book has both the vividness of a traveller’s eyewitness account and the informed detachment of a scholar. It is a unique and invaluable snapshot of religious practices and the everyday life in Tibet before Chinese inroads during the twentieth century effaced that way of life.
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Volume: 
42
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004335769
Expected: 
January 2017
€115,00
$138.00

Edited by Jeannine Bischoff, University of Bonn and Saul Mullard, independent scholar

Social Regulation: Case Studies from Tibetan History examines the mechanisms that regulated Tibetan societies from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Focusing on processes rarely examined in historical studies of Tibet, this volume contributes to the emerging field of Tibetan social history.
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Volume: 
41
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004331228
Publication date: 
October 2016
€110,00
$132.00

James Duncan Gentry, Kathmandu University, Nepal

In Power Objects in Tibetan Buddhism: The Life, Writings, and Legacy of Sokdokpa Lodrö Gyeltsen, James Duncan Gentry explores how objects of power figure in Tibetan Buddhist societies through a study of the life of Sokdokpa Lodrö Gyeltsen (1552–1624).
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Volume: 
40
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004330191
Expected: 
December 2016
€148,00
$177.00

Edited by Hildegard Diemberger, University of Cambridge, Franz-Karl Ehrhard, University of Munich, Peter Kornicki, University of Cambridge

Tibetan Printing: Comparisons, Continuities and Change is the first publication that brings together leading experts from different disciplines to discuss the introduction of printing in Tibetan societies in the context of Asian book culture.
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Volume: 
39
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004316065
Publication date: 
June 2016
€199,00
$239.00

Alex McKay, University of London

Kailas Histories demonstrates how British colonial, Hindu modernist, and New Age interests synthesised historically diverse representations to construct the understanding of Tibet’s great pilgrimage centre Mount Kailas - and India’s Gangotri - as ancient sacred sites embodying a universal...
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Volume: 
38
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004304581
Publication date: 
October 2015
€139,00
$180.00

Edited by Jim Rheingans, University of Hamburg

The papers in Tibetan Literary Genres, Texts, and Text Types investigate specific Tibetan genres and texts as well as genre classification, transformation, and reception. The text types examined range from oral trickster narratives to songs, offering-rituals, biographies, and modern literature.
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Volume: 
37
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004300996
E-ISBN: 
9789004301153
Publication date: 
September 2015
€109,00
$142.00

Agnieszka Helman-Ważny, University of Arizona/University of Hamburg

Agnieszka Helman-Ważny's Archaeology of Tibetan Books provides a comprehensive guide to the making of Tibetan books. Concerned with the relation of papers, inks, and layout to questions of provenance and dating, this work is a must-have companion to any textual analysis.
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Volume: 
36
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004275041
E-ISBN: 
9789004275058
Publication date: 
July 2014
€109,00
$134.00

Erberto Lo Bue, Bologna University and John Bray

Art and Architecture in Ladakh presents the latest research on Ladakh’s varied cultural inheritance. Edited by Erberto Lo Bue and John Bray, the topics of the collection’s 17 papers range from prehistoric art to Buddhist murals and contemporary architectural conservation.
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Volume: 
35
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004271784
E-ISBN: 
9789004271807
Publication date: 
May 2014
€158,00
$194.00

Heidi Swank, University of Nevada

In Rewriting Shangri-La, Heidi Swank examines the differing histories of migration and exile through the lens of everyday literacies.
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Volume: 
34
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004263895
E-ISBN: 
9789004263901
Publication date: 
January 2014
€98,00
$120.00

Edited by Yangdon Dhondup, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, Ulrich Pagel School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and Geoffrey Samuel, Cardiff University

This volume brings together recent research findings that highlight the multi-ethnic and multi-religious composition of Rebkong, a frontier region located at the Sino-Tibetan border.
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Volume: 
33
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004255692
E-ISBN: 
9789004256422
Publication date: 
August 2013
€104,00
$125.00

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