Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict : The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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Full title: Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict : The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism in the 19th and 20th Centuries / Peter A. Jackson.
Alternative titles: Buddhism, Legitimation, & Conflict
Main author: Jackson, Peter A., (Author)
Corporate Authors: Cambridge Books Online
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Summary: The fundamental premise of this study is that the Buddhist sangha and Buddhist teachings play a key symbolic role in legitimating the exercise of secular power in Thailand. The author argues that a clear appreciation of the political legitimatory function of Buddhism provides the key to understanding the major theoretical and administrative changes that have taken place within Thai Buddhism in this century.
Corporate Authors: Cambridge Books Online
Language: English
Published: Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, [1989]
Classmark: 306.6/943377/09593
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ISBN: 9789814380362 (ebook)