Tibet as a Stateless Society and Some Islamic Parallels

@article{Samuel1982TibetAA,
  title={Tibet as a Stateless Society and Some Islamic Parallels},
  author={Geoffrey Samuel},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={1982},
  volume={41},
  pages={215 - 229}
}
  • Geoffrey Samuel
  • Published 1 February 1982
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
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