Buddhist Dynamics in Premodern and Early Modern Southeast by D. Christian Lammerts

By D. Christian Lammerts

The learn of historic Buddhism in premodern and early sleek Southeast Asia stands at a thrilling and transformative juncture. Interdisciplinary scholarship is marked by way of a dedication to the cautious exam of neighborhood and vernacular expressions of Buddhist tradition in addition to to reconsiderations of long-standing questions in regards to the diffusion of and relationships between different texts, varieties of illustration, and spiritual identities, principles, and practices. The twelve essays during this assortment, written through prime students in Buddhist reviews and Southeast Asian heritage, epigraphy, and archaeology, include the most recent learn within the box to house the dynamics of mainland and (pen)insular Buddhism among the 6th and 19th centuries C.E. Drawing on new manuscript assets, inscriptions, and archaeological information, they examine the highbrow, ritual, institutional, sociopolitical, aesthetic, and literary range of neighborhood Buddhisms, and discover their hooked up histories and contributions to the construction of intraregional and transregional Buddhist geographies.

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