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Buddhist law in early Tibet: the emergence of an ideology

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Tibet is distinct within the Buddhist regions of Asia for its claims to have developed religious laws. The rulers of its early empire civilized their people by creating laws on the basis of Buddhist principles—or so it is claimed by the writers of Tibetan historical narratives. In fact, the earliest Tibetan laws were not linked in any significant way with Buddhist principles, even after the religion had been firmly established in the region. This paper asks why and how the idea of Buddhist l...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/jlr.2017.42

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Department:
St Cross College
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Law and Religion Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
406-422
Publication date:
2018-02-27
Acceptance date:
2017-05-24
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ISSN:
0748-0814
Pubs id:
pubs:697029
URN:
uri:95fa943e-108b-4f78-a1a4-659d2d464b06
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uuid:95fa943e-108b-4f78-a1a4-659d2d464b06
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pubs:697029

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