Buddhist Stupas in South Asia: Recent Archaeological, Art-Historical, and Historical Perspectives

Buddhist Stupas in South Asia: Recent Archaeological, Art-Historical, and Historical Perspectives

by Akira Shimada
     
 

ISBN-10: 019569886X

ISBN-13: 9780195698862

Pub. Date: 06/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Bringing together the latest research on stupas in South Asia, this volume includes new conceptual paradigms as well as new approaches to monuments, sculpture, material culture, and textual interpretation. The collection utilizes archaeological, art historical and epigraphic evidence in broader cultural and historical frameworks to enrich our understanding, not only…  See more details below

Overview

Bringing together the latest research on stupas in South Asia, this volume includes new conceptual paradigms as well as new approaches to monuments, sculpture, material culture, and textual interpretation. The collection utilizes archaeological, art historical and epigraphic evidence in broader cultural and historical frameworks to enrich our understanding, not only of stupa monuments but also ancient Buddhism and the wider history to which they pertain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195698862
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements, Chapter 1. Approaches to the Study of Buddhist Stupas, Jason Hawkes & Akira Shimada; Chapter 2. The Archaeology of Stupas: Constructing Buddhist Identity in the Colonial Period, Himanshu Prabha Ray; Chapter 3. The Colonial History of Sculptures from the Amaravati Stupa, Jennifer Howes; Chapter 4. Relics of the Buddha: Body, Essence, Text, Michael Willis; Chapter 5. The Power of Proximity: Creating and Venerating Shrines in Indian Buddhist Narratives, Andy Rotman; Chapter 6. Nature as Utopian Space on the Early Stupas of India, Robert Brown; Chapter 7. Narrative Sequences in the Buddhist Reliefs from Gandhara, Kurt Behrendt; Chapter 8. Shedding Skins: Naga Imagery and Layers of Meaning in South Asian Buddhist Contexts, Robert DeCaroli; Chapter 9. Stupas, Monasteries and Relics in the Landscape: Typological, Spatial, and Temporal Patterns in the Sanchi Area, Julia Shaw; Chapter 10. The Wider Archaeological Contexts of the Buddhist Stupa Site of Bharhut, Jason Hawkes;

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