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Thailand's Theory of Monarchy: The Vessantara Jātaka and the Idea of the Perfect Man

Patrick Jory
Format
Book
Published
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9781438460895, 1438460899, 9781438460901
Contents
  • The Vessantara Jātaka as a performative text
  • The Vessantara Jātaka and early state formation
  • A Theravada Buddhist theory of monarchy : the ruler as bodhisatta
  • The colonial challenge to Buddhist monarchy
  • Thai and western Buddhist scholarship in the era of imperialism
  • From jātakas to Thai folktales
  • Conclusion : the modern Vessantara.
Description
xvii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-277) and index.
Technical Details
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