Material Culture and Asian Religions: Text, Image, Object

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Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in 'classical' languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship and popular culture, but it has contributed to the tendency to study different religious traditions in relative isolation from one another. Today, moreover, historical work is often based on modern textual editions and, ...

Material Culture and Asian Religions: Text, Image, Object 2014, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415843782

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