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La civilisation tibétaine (Tibetan civilization)


Rolf A. Stein

Referring to Tibetan and Chinese literatures, relations from travelers and works of many researchers, Rolf Alfred Stein (1911-1999) presents here the abundant richness of Tibetan culture in its various aspects: habitat and population, history, social organization, religion and custom, arts and letters. His purpose is to provide, through a range of topics, documents and facts, a general and significant view that enables the reader to understand a world where sacred and profane mingle in every gesture, every sound, every trip.

The book, first published in 1962, then revised by the author in 1987, is a reference book particularly valuable at a time when Tibetans see their traditional lifestyle and their specific cultural aspects severely threatened.

Rolf A. Stein, professor at the College de France, Chair of Chinese Studies, institutions and concepts, from 1966 to 1981, is the author of numerous books, including Épopée tibétaine de Gesar dans sa version lamaïque de Ling (1956) and Le Monde en petit, jardins en miniatures et habitations dans la pensée religieuse d’Extrême-Orient (1987).

In tribute to Rolf A. Stein at the time of the centenary of his birth - June 13, 1911 - this new edition ends with an In Memoriam by Ms. Liying Kuo, director of studies at the EFEO, dedicated to this great scholar, published in Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie II (1999-2000).



Price : 34,50 €
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Livre(s) seul(s)
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702 g
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