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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Bell, Charles Alfred, Sir, 1870-1945
The religion of Tibet
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1931. xvi, 235 p.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Charles Bell
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
General character of religion (771);
Theological systems (779);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book '...attempts to describe, firstly, how Buddhism,
in a late and strange form, came to Tibet and was there developed to suit the needs of an
exceptional country and people; and, secondly, how for several centuries and down to the
present day, it dominates the Tibetan nation. About three-fourths of the material set out
in these pages is new: i.e., valuable books and manuscripts given...[the author] by the
Dalai Lama, the Pan-chen Rim-po-che (Ta-shi Lama), and others, as well as conversations
with leading Tibetans in Lhasa and elsewhere.' Material may be found here on the history of
religion in Tibet from the early Ponism to Buddhism, the lives and teachings of various
teachers and prophets, and the position of the priests in Tibetan society and in the
government of the country. The book concludes with information on the Dalai Lama and with a
list of the sources used in this work.
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Ruth Heffner; Ben Zimmerman ; 1952 ; 1954
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