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The Resource Receptacle of the sacred : illustrated manuscripts and the Buddhist book cult in South Asia, Jinah Kim

Receptacle of the sacred : illustrated manuscripts and the Buddhist book cult in South Asia, Jinah Kim

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Receptacle of the sacred : illustrated manuscripts and the Buddhist book cult in South Asia
Title
Receptacle of the sacred
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illustrated manuscripts and the Buddhist book cult in South Asia
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Jinah Kim
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Language
eng
Summary
In considering medieval illustrated Buddhist manuscripts as sacred objects of cultic innovation, Receptacle of the Sacred explores how and why the South Asian Buddhist book-cult has survived for almost two millennia to the present. A book "manuscript" should be understood as a form of sacred space: a temple in microcosm, not only imbued with divine presence but also layered with the memories of many generations of users. Jinah Kim argues that illustrating a manuscript with Buddhist imagery not only empowered it as a three-dimensional sacred object, but also made it a suitable tool for t
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
South Asia across the disciplines
Receptacle of the sacred : illustrated manuscripts and the Buddhist book cult in South Asia, Jinah Kim
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Receptacle of the sacred : illustrated manuscripts and the Buddhist book cult in South Asia, Jinah Kim
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt2jcbqv
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Figures in the Printed Book; List of Figures and Diagrams Online; Introduction: Text, Image, and the Book; Part One: The Book; 1 Buddhist Books and Their Cultic Use; 2 Innovations of the Medieval Buddhist Book Cult; Part Two: Text and Image; 3 Representing the Perfection of Wisdom, Embodying the Holy Sites; 4 The Visual World of Buddhist Book Illustrations; 5 Esoteric Buddhism and the Illustrated Manuscripts; Part Three: The People; 6 Social History of the Buddhist Book Cult; Epilogue: Invoking a Goddess in a Book; Notes
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Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520954885
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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