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Cambodian Buddhism [electronic resource] :history and practice / Ian Harris.

By: Harris, Ian Charles.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xv, 352 p.) : ill., maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781441620071 (electronic bk.); 1441620079 (electronic bk.); 9780824861766 (electronic bk.); 0824861760 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Buddhism -- Cambodia -- History | Buddhism and politics -- Cambodia | Political atrocities -- Cambodia | RELIGION -- Buddhism -- History | Buddhism | Buddhism and politics | Political atrocities | Cambodia | Boeddhisme | Therawada | KambodschaGenre/Form: Electronic books. | History.DDC classification: 294.3/09596 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Buddhism in Cambodia: from its origins to the fall of Angkor -- The medieval period and the emergence of the Theravada -- Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: territorial and social lineaments -- Literary and cult traditions -- Cambodian Buddhism under Colonial rule -- Buddhism and Cambodian nationalism -- Liberation: The religio-political dimension -- Cambodian Buddhism after the Khmer Rouge.
Review: "The study of Cambodian religion has long been hampered by a lack of easily accessible scholarship. This new work by Ian Harris thus fills a major gap and offers English-language scholars a book-length, up-to-date treatment of the religious aspects of Cambodian culture. Beginning with a coherent history of the presence of religion in the country from its inception to the present day, the book goes on to furnish insights into the distinctive nature of Cambodia's important yet overlooked manifestation of Theravada Buddhist tradition and shows how it reestablished itself following almost total annihilation during the Pol Pot period." "Cambodian Buddhism: History and Practice synthesizes an enormous range of scholarship (most of it in French), complemented by the author's own fieldwork in modern Cambodia. The result is a wide-ranging, well-documented, and comprehensive account of a neglected Southeast Asian tradition."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-342) and index.

Buddhism in Cambodia: from its origins to the fall of Angkor -- The medieval period and the emergence of the Theravada -- Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: territorial and social lineaments -- Literary and cult traditions -- Cambodian Buddhism under Colonial rule -- Buddhism and Cambodian nationalism -- Liberation: The religio-political dimension -- Cambodian Buddhism after the Khmer Rouge.

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"The study of Cambodian religion has long been hampered by a lack of easily accessible scholarship. This new work by Ian Harris thus fills a major gap and offers English-language scholars a book-length, up-to-date treatment of the religious aspects of Cambodian culture. Beginning with a coherent history of the presence of religion in the country from its inception to the present day, the book goes on to furnish insights into the distinctive nature of Cambodia's important yet overlooked manifestation of Theravada Buddhist tradition and shows how it reestablished itself following almost total annihilation during the Pol Pot period." "Cambodian Buddhism: History and Practice synthesizes an enormous range of scholarship (most of it in French), complemented by the author's own fieldwork in modern Cambodia. The result is a wide-ranging, well-documented, and comprehensive account of a neglected Southeast Asian tradition."--Jacket.

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