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The Resource The Taming of the demons : violence and liberation in Tibetan Buddhism, Jacob P. Dalton

The Taming of the demons : violence and liberation in Tibetan Buddhism, Jacob P. Dalton

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The Taming of the demons : violence and liberation in Tibetan Buddhism
Title
The Taming of the demons
Title remainder
violence and liberation in Tibetan Buddhism
Statement of responsibility
Jacob P. Dalton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Taming of the Demons examines mythic and ritual themes of violence, demon taming, and blood sacrifice in Tibetan Buddhism. Taking as its starting point Tibet's so-called age of fragmentation (842 to 986 C.E.), the book draws on previously unstudied manuscripts discovered in the "library cave" near Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road. These ancient documents, it argues, demonstrate how this purportedly inactive period in Tibetan history was in fact crucial to the Tibetan assimilation of Buddhism, and particularly to the spread of violent themes from tantric Buddhism into Tibet at the local and the popular levels. Having shed light on this "dark age" of Tibetan history, the second half of the book turns to how, from the late tenth century onward, the period came to play a vital symbolic role in Tibet, as a violent historical "other" against which the Tibetan Buddhist tradition defined itself
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Dalton, Jacob Paul
Dewey number
294.3/4342
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ8915.8
LC item number
.D35 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tantric Buddhism
  • Violence
  • RELIGION
  • Tantric Buddhism
  • China
Label
The Taming of the demons : violence and liberation in Tibetan Buddhism, Jacob P. Dalton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evil and ignorance in Tantric Buddhism -- Demons in the dark -- A Buddhist manual for human sacrifice? -- Sacrifice and the law -- Foundational violence -- Buddhist warfare -- Conclusions : violence in the mirror -- Appendix A. The subjugation of Rudra -- Appendix B. Dunhuang Liberation Rite (Transcription of PT42/ITJ419) -- Appendix C. Dunhuang Liberation Rite II (Translation and Transliteration of PT840/1)
Control code
742517264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300153958
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q94kb
  • 2504c932-9924-4108-9f1f-80fcdbd143cd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)742517264
Label
The Taming of the demons : violence and liberation in Tibetan Buddhism, Jacob P. Dalton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evil and ignorance in Tantric Buddhism -- Demons in the dark -- A Buddhist manual for human sacrifice? -- Sacrifice and the law -- Foundational violence -- Buddhist warfare -- Conclusions : violence in the mirror -- Appendix A. The subjugation of Rudra -- Appendix B. Dunhuang Liberation Rite (Transcription of PT42/ITJ419) -- Appendix C. Dunhuang Liberation Rite II (Translation and Transliteration of PT840/1)
Control code
742517264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300153958
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q94kb
  • 2504c932-9924-4108-9f1f-80fcdbd143cd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)742517264

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