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Illuminating the Life of the Buddha : An Illustrated Chanting Book from Eighteenth-Century Siam : ()

Appleton, Naomi; Shaw, Sarah; Unebe, Toshiya

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ISBN 10: 185124283X / ISBN 13: 9781851242832
Published by Bodleian Library, 2013
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This lavishly illustrated book investigates an outstanding eighteenth-century example of a samut khoi, a type of beautiful folding book found in Southeast Asia, which became particularly popular as a repository for the Buddha's teachings. Bookseller Inventory # a27353

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Title: Illuminating the Life of the Buddha : An ...

Publisher: Bodleian Library

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Brand New

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Illuminating the Life of the Buddha investigates an outstanding eighteenth-century samut khoi, a type of beautifully illustrated, folded book found in Southeast Asia and popular as a repository for the Buddha?s teachings. Written in Pali and produced in Siam, the samut khoi features finely executed paintings on khoi paper portraying key stories from the Buddha?s past lives. These stories, known as the  Jatakas, were the principal means by which Buddhist teachings were communicated and were thus a favored theme for samut khoi. However, this samut khoi stands out for its extensive series of paintings from the last life of the Buddha, including his final awakening and teaching, which are distinctive to the region.

Affording readers immense insight into a spectacular eighteenth-century manuscript, and Thai Buddhist manuscripts and temple culture as a whole, this book will be of great interest to art historians and scholars of Buddhism and Southeast Asia.

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Naomi Appleton is a chancellor?s fellow in religious studies at the University of Edinburgh and the author of Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhism. Sarah Shaw is a member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and Wolfson College, University of Oxford; an honorary fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies; and the author of several books, including The Jatakas: Birth Stories of the Bodhisattva. Toshiya Unebe is associate professor in the Department of Indian Studies at Nagoya University, Japan.

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