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By Stephen C. Berkwitz, Juliane Schober, Claudia Brown

Авторами рассматриваются вопросы формирования религиозных и культурных практик в до-современной Азии под влиянием литературных и художественных традиций, известных как буддистская материальная культура. В книге изучение буддистских текстов сосредоточено, скорее, на значении их материальных форм, чем на содержание их доктрин, и исследует, как и почему они были сделаны. Обобщённо, книга предлагает межкультурное и сравнительное изучение в понимании передачи буддистских знаний и использовании текстов и изображений, как ритуальных объектов, в художественных и эстетических традициях буддистских культур. Привлеченные социологические исследования из Индии, Гандхары, Шри-Ланки, Таиланда, Монголии, Китая и Непала, включенные в книгу, отражают диапазон интересов и ценностей, связанных с созданием и использованием текстов, и роль манускриптов и изображений в создании религиозного почитания в буддистских общинах.Образцы сканов:

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By looking beyond the particular aspects of a single manuscript text, the authors seek to learn more about what manuscripts in general can tell us about how Buddhists once conceived of and practiced a religion that they believed had been transmitted since the time of the Buddha. In this way, the chapters in Buddhist Manuscript Cultures make an intervention in traditional studies of Buddhist manuscripts. The focus on manuscripts as historical evidence of broader ideologies and larger cultural processes is reminiscent of the intervention that the New Philology made in the field of Medieval Studies in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Diverse Bajaur Agency, texts, genres, and scribal Pakistan. First or hands. second century ad Schøyen Bamiyan, Collection Afghanistan. Probably second to third or fourth centuries ad Scattered fragments of several folios of different manuscripts. Possibly discarded damaged leaves for which substitutes had been prepared and inserted into the original manuscript. Variable, ranging from “very well preserved” to “heavily damaged” (Strauch 2007: 9–11). ). h¯ı/G¯andh¯ar¯ı. Coherent been new when First half of anthology of s¯utra and interred, and may have second century ad s¯utra-like texts, all or nearly been written all in the same hand.

In producing thousands of such copies, they combined Chinese literati practice with Tibetan Buddhist devotion (Berger 2005: 132). 5 Relationships between texts and architectural design may be suggested in studies of Buddhist sites in China as well. See, for example, Lutz 1991. Part I Ideologies 2 Why did the Gandh¯aran Buddhists bury their manuscripts? Richard Salomon Until recently, only one manuscript representing the literature of the Gandh¯aran tradition of the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent was known, namely the “G¯andh¯ar¯ı Dharmapada” (to be discussed below).

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