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

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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.

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Buddhism, Legitimation, and Conflict: The Political Functions of Urban Thai Buddhism in the 19th and 20th Centuries (soft cover) [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-4380-36-2] 8.90 USD
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Preliminary pages Download
Chapter One: Introduction 5.00 USD
SECTION I: BUDDHISM AND THE THAI ELITE
Chapter Two: Development and Differentiationof the Thai Elite 5.00 USD
Chapter Three: Forms of Urban Buddhism 5.00 USD
Chapter Five: Persecution of Phra Phimontham (Vimaladhamma) Bhikkhu 5.00 USD
Chapter Four: State Control of the Sangha in the Twentieth Century 5.00 USD
SECTION II: CONTEMPORARY URBAN BUDDHIST MOVEMENTS
Chapter Six: Reformist Monks 5.00 USD
Chapter Seven: Phra Phothirak (Bodhiraks'a) Bhikkhu and Samnak Santi Asok 5.00 USD
Chapter Eight: Wat Phra Thammakaay Movement 5.00 USD
Concluding Remarks 5.00 USD
Glossary, Bibliography, Index and About the Author Download

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