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Sources of Mongolian Buddhism

Vesna A. Wallace


This volume consists of twenty-four chapters containing a collection of selected original sources of Mongolian Buddhism, composed either in Tibetan or Mongolian language. This collection brings new material that has not yet been available in any of the European languages. Translated sources serve as a lens through which to examine Mongolian Buddhism in its variety of literary genres and styles and religious and cultural ideas and practices. Each chapter includes a translation of a shorter text or a selected section of a longer text, and each contributor also provides the introduction to a tran ... More

Keywords: stone inscription, doctrinal concepts, trilogy, didactic poetry, Buddhist literature, smoke offering, ritual texts, legend, internal regulations

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190900694
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190900694.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vesna A. Wallace, editor
Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Part I Two Early Seventeenth-Century Texts

Part II Autobiography and Biography

Part III Buddhist Teachings

Part IV Buddhist Didactic Poetry

9 Didactic Poetry of Danzanravjaa

Simon Wickham-Smith

Part V Buddhist Ritual Texts

Part VI Buddhist Oral Literature of the Eighteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Part VII Tradition in Transition: The Twentieth-Century Writings

22 Agvaannyam

Matthew W. King

Part VIII Contemporary Buddhist Writings

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