The Legend of Queen Cama: Bodhiramsi's Camadevivamsa, a Translation and Commentary

The Legend of Queen Cama: Bodhiramsi's Camadevivamsa, a Translation and Commentary

by Donald K. Swearer, Sommai Premchit

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791437759
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Series: SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies Series
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Donald K. Swearer is Charles & Harriet Cox McDowell Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College. He has written and edited many books, among them The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia and Me and Mine: Selected Essays of Bikkhu Buddhadasa, both published by SUNY Press.

Sommai Premchit is a Research Associate at the Institute for Social Research, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, and an Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology. He is coauthor of The Lan Na Twelve-Month Traditions.

Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

MAP

SPECIMEN PAGE

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ABBREVIATIONS

INTRODUCTION

PART I. INTERPRETATION

The Camadevivamsa and the Chronicle Tradition of Northern Thailand

The Structure of the Camadevivamsa

The Camadevivamsa as a Narrative Tapestry of Myth, Legend, and History

And History

Which Camadevi?

PART II. THE CAMADEVIVAMSA

1. The Buddha's Prophecy

2. Vasudeva and the Founding of Migasanghanagara

3. The Plan for Building Haripuñjaya

4. Camadevi Consecrated as Queen of Haripuñjaya

5.-6. Synopsis from the Jinakalamalipakaranam

7. Victory over Milakkharaja

8. The Coronation and Marriage of Mahantayasa

9. The Founding of Khelanga

10. Camadevi at Khelanga and the Founding of Alambanganagara

11. Camadevi's Reign at Alambanganagara, Her Return to Haripuñjaya, and Her Death

12. Royal Succession, Cholera Epidemic, and Flight to Hamsavati

13. Adittaraja's Reign and the Battle with Lavo

14. Victory over Lavo

15. King Adittaraja and the Appearance of the Buddha Relic

APPENDIX RULERS OF HARIPUÑJAYA

GLOSSARY OF SELECTED PALI TERMS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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