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Buddhism and the Spirit Cults in North-East Thailand [Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology No. 2]

Tambiah, S. J.

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ISBN 10: 0521078253 / ISBN 13: 9780521078252
Published by University Press, Cambridge, Eng, 1970
Condition: Good Hardcover
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. . . . 8vo, hardcover. Good condition in good dj. Very neat underlining (done w/ a ruler) & occasional marginalia through first 6 chapters, appx 100 pgs, remainder bright & clean; dj moderately smudged/soiled, flap corner-clipped. xi, 388 p., illus., map. Bookseller Inventory # 1090227.07

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Title: Buddhism and the Spirit Cults in North-East ...

Publisher: University Press, Cambridge, Eng

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Dr Tambiah describes the religious practices and beliefs of the people of a remote village in north-east Thailand, relating them to the wider context of the civilization in which they are embedded, and examining the relationship of the religious practices of the villagers to the classical Buddhist tradition. Because they have based their studies on the Sanskrit and Pali literature, Western observers have tended to dismiss much of the popular manifestation of Buddhism as debased. Dr Tambiah demonstrates that this judgement is misleading, and emphasizes that the contemporary village religion that he describes manifests continuities as well as transformations with respect to the classical literary tradition. The village religion is described primarily through ritual.

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Dr Tambiah describes the religious practices and beliefs of the people of a remote village in north-east Thailand, relating them to the wider context of the civilization in which they are embedded, and examining the relationship of the religious practices of the villagers to the classical Buddhist tradition.

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