A Kingship by Merit and Cosmic Investiture: An Investigation into King Alaungmintaya's Self-Representation

  title={A Kingship by Merit and Cosmic Investiture: An Investigation into King Alaungmintaya's Self-Representation},
  author={Jacques P. Leider},
  journal={Journal of Burma Studies},
  pages={165 - 187}
  • J. Leider
  • Published 16 November 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Burma Studies
Alaungmintaya’s rise from village headman to kingship in less than five years raises manifold questions regarding the perception of Buddhist kingship in Myanmar. The new king had to establish his credentials not only on the battlefield, but also within a particular cultural and religious environment. Based largely on the edicts and letters of the king himself, this paper takes a look at the way that the king communicated his claims to royal status to other kings and his subjects. It focuses in… 
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