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More recently, as interest has grown, scholarship concerning Tibet has improved beyond expectation, I have been doing a lot of reading on Tibet, it’s art, history and culture, and that is a difficult task, due to Aug 08, Geoffrey Cobb rated it liked it Shelves: Heather rated it liked it Aug 31, I recommend this book strongly.

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This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history. Preview — The Tibetans by Matthew T.

The Speech Goddess’s Mirror. The Tibetans by Matthew T. Tibetan Buddhism and the Ming Court. This book is a ‘must read’ for junior scholars of Tibet and for lay persons with a general interest in the region; even those already expert in the field will find here much that is both entertaining and edifying.

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Lists tlbetans This Book. A bit dry but a good background on Tibet. Anyway, it’s not the purpose of this review to summarize its contents, but simply to recommend it as the best and only available source for the general reader who wants a survey of Tibetan history.

The Tibetans

One of his study areas has concentrated on Tibetan culture and tigetans influence of China’s invasion. The Tibetans provides a comprehensive introduction to thisintriguing land, orienting the reader to the Tibetan geographicalregion and its inhabitants.

Of course th This book offers what is to my knowledge the only complete general historiography of Tibet from its prehistory to the present day. Mongols and Tibetan Buddhists. Grace rated it liked it Nov 27, The Tsenpos Imperial Dominion. This is a wonderful book about the history of Tibet, and insofar as I can tell, unique. Kapstein is a competent scholar, but he writes in wooden prose and his translations are stilted and utterly devoid of beauty, so I would stop short of hailing this book as a classic of the literature.

The Tibetans Matthew T. In producingthis substantial book, which takes a broad view of Tibetans andtheir civilization, within a long historical perspective, MatthewKapstein has brought to his work the authority and clarity he hasacquired through many years of friendship with and observation ofthe people of the Kapstejn of Snow.

Of course the real story is far more complicated – the Tibetan region is vast, borders several great and highly distinct regions Central Asia, India, and Chinaand is subject to all the movers of history that drive events in any land, including factional politics, oligarchs, warlords, peasants, and so forth.


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A concluding chapter discusses the fragile position of Tibetan civilization in the modern world, surveying events that have transpired since Tibet’s incorporation into the People’s Republic of China.

The Sites kapstei Knowledge. My library Help Advanced Book Search. In producing this substantial book, which takes a broad view of Tibetans and their civilization, within a long historical perspective, Matthew Kapstein has brought to his work the authority and clarity he has acquired through many years of friendship with and observation of the people of the Land of Snow.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ashley Eller rated it liked it Oct 09, Vikram rated it really liked it May 12, Interest in Tibet has developed very rapidly during the past several decades, and numerous texts, hibetans, and records of life in Tibetan communities are now readily available to researchers.

An epilogue considers the fragile position of Tibetancivilization in the modern world.