Tibet: A History por Sam van Schaik

Titulo del libro : Tibet: A History
Fecha de lanzamiento : April 26, 2013
Autor : Sam van Schaik
Número de páginas : 352
ISBN : 0300194102
Editor : Yale University Press
Tibet: A History por Sam van Schaik

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Tibet Situated north of the Himalayas, Tibet is famous for its unique culture and its controversial assimilation into modern China. This title explores the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism and the rise of the Dalai Lamas, Tibet's entanglement in the "Great Game" in the early twentieth century, its submission to Chinese Communist rule in the 1950s. Full description

Review
"In "Tibet: A History" Sam van Schaik provides an overview of its past from the seventh century AD to the present, calling into question many preconceptions the general reader may have about Tibet, its religion its society and its politics....an entertaining read for a wide audience."--Tom Neuheus, "BBC History Magazine"--Tom Neuheus"BBC History Magazine" (08/01/2011)

Remarkable . . . ambitious . . . [van Schaik] writes like a storyteller, keeping his reader intrigued. Michael Sheehy, "Buddhadharma "magazine--Michael Sheehy "Buddhadharma magazine ""

In "Tibet: A History" Sam van Schaik provides an overview of its past from the seventh century AD to the present, calling into question many preconceptions the general reader may have about Tibet, its religion its society and its politics .an entertaining read for a wide audience. Tom Neuheus, "BBC History Magazine"--Tom Neuheus"BBC History Magazine" (08/01/2011)"

"A marvellous achievement, "Tibet: A History" provides a brilliant introduction to the ancient and varied culture of Tibet. Van Schaik expertly combines detailed research with compelling storytelling. Rich with details and lively vignettes, his narrative draws the reader into an imaginative universe, a world that will at once fascinate and complicate one's understanding of Tibet. This book will reward long-time students and casual readers alike." Jacob P. Dalton, author of "The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism"--Jacob Dalton"

"Remarkable . . . ambitious . . . [van Schaik] writes like a storyteller, keeping his reader intrigued."--Michael Sheehy, Buddhadharma magazine--Michael Sheehy "Buddhadharma magazine "

"[Sam Van Schaik] successfully portrays a wider historical Tibet in an informed, well-researched, unbiased and readable way. It should appeal to scholars and researchers in Tibetan studies and equally to the more general reader."--Priyanka Singh, Asian Affairs--Priyanka Singh"Asian Affairs" (07/01/2012)

"In Tibet: A History Sam van Schaik provides an overview of its past from the seventh century AD to the present, calling into question many preconceptions the general reader may have about Tibet, its religion its society and its politics . . . an entertaining read for a wide audience."--Tom Neuheus, BBC History Magazine--Tom Neuheus"BBC History Magazine" (08/01/2011)

"A marvellous achievement, Tibet: A History provides a brilliant introduction to the ancient and varied culture of Tibet. Van Schaik expertly combines detailed research with compelling storytelling. Rich with details and lively vignettes, his narrative draws the reader into an imaginative universe, a world that will at once fascinate and complicate one's understanding of Tibet. This book will reward long-time students and casual readers alike."--Jacob P. Dalton, author of The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism--Jacob Dalton

"Remarkable . . . ambitious . . . [van Schaik] writes like a storyteller, keeping his reader intrigued."--Michael Sheehy, Buddhadharma magazine


"A marvellous achievement, Tibet: A History provides a brilliant introduction to the ancient and varied culture of Tibet. Van Schaik expertly combines detailed research with compelling storytelling. Rich with details and lively vignettes, his narrative draws the reader into an imaginative universe, a world that will at once fascinate and complicate one's understanding of Tibet. This book will reward long-time students and casual readers alike."--Jacob P. Dalton, author of The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism
"Tibet: A History is an important and major history of Tibet written in narrative form by a leading scholar, in a style that is accessible, balanced and engaging, yet full of nuance, detail and up-to-date research findings."--Robert J. Barnett, Director of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University


Sam van Schaik is an expert on the early history of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. He is based at the British Library in London, where he works for the International Dunhuang Project. He is also the founder of the website www.EarlyTibet.com.

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