Title: Tibet: A Political History
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven
Publication Date: 1967
Book Condition: Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
No signatures. Minor creasing to corners of some leaves. 2" tear in rear panel of dust wrapper. Several tears and chips up to 1" in edges of dust wrapper. A couple of 1/2" chips and some rubbing and marks to front panel of dust wrapper. ; First printing. Xii, [xiii-xvi], 369 pages + folding map and fascimile passport in pocket at rear. Gold cloth boards with red lettering on spine. Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 6 1/8". Contents: Foreword; Preface; List of Abbreviations; An Introduction to Tibet; The Empire of the Early Kings of Tibet; The Struggle for Religious Survival; Lamas and Patrons; The Phamo Drupa, Rinpung, and Tsangpa Hegemonies; The Emergence of the Dalai Lamas; The Fifth Dalai Lama Assumes Power; Rival Powers in Tibet; The Seventh Dalai Lama and the Beginning of Manchu Influence in Tibet; War with the Gurkhas and the Dogras; Desi Shatra and Palden Dondup: Strong Men of the Nineteenth Century; The Thirteenth Dalai Lama and Britain's Border Policy; The Younghusband Military Expedition and Its Aftermath; The 1910 Chinese Invasion of Lhasa and Tibet's Struggle to Maintain Her Independence; Further Evidence of Tibetan Independance; Clashes Between Tibetans and Chinese in Kham; The Whirlwind of Political Strife; The Communist Chinese Invasion; The Revolt; Conclusion; Appendix: 1. Ladakhi Letter of Agreement, 1842; 2. Tibetan Letter of Agreement, 1842; 3. Tibet-Ladakh Trade Agreement, 1853; 4. Speech by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, at the Symposium on Buddhism's Contribution to Art, Letters, and Philosophy on November 29, 1956, New Delhi, India; Glossary of Tibetan Terms; Bibliography; Index. ; 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 4586
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