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Buddhism Betrayed?: Religion, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka
This volume seeks to answer the question of how the Buddhist monks in today's Sri Lanka--given Buddhism's traditionally nonviolent philosophy--are able to participate in the fierce political violenceExpand
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Sri Lanka--Ethnic Fratricide and the Dismantling of Democracy
Focusing on the historical events of post-independence Sri Lanka, S. J. Tambiah analyzes the causes of the violent conflict between the majority Sinhalese Buddhists and the minority Tamils. HeExpand
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World conqueror and world renouncer : a study of Buddhism and polity in Thailand against a historical background
Part I: 1. Introduction: Reconstructing a Journey 2. From Rajadharma (the King's "Whole Duty") to Dharmaraja (the "Righteous Ruler") 3. The Brahmanical Theory of Society and Kingship 4. The EarlyExpand
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Animals Are Good to Think and Good to Prohibit
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Buddhism and the Spirit Cults in North-East Thailand
1. Introduction: the particular and the general 2. The stage and its setting 3. Cosmology 4. Primary village concepts 5. The institution of monkhood in historical perspective 6. The rules of conductExpand
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