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Monks and Magic: revisiting a Classic Study of Religious Ceremonies in Thailand.

Terwiel, Barend Jan.

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ISBN 10: 8776940659 / ISBN 13: 9788776940652
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Copenhagen, NIAS Press. 2012. Hardback. xiii,312pp. Index. Condition: good, clean and unread copy. Condition : as new copyISBN 9788776940652[KEYWORDS: CULTURAL STUDIESbuddhism, Thailand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 258969

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First published in 1975, B.J. Terwiel’s Monks and Magic remains a widely cited text. This is an absorbing study of Buddhism as practised at that time in a community in rural Central Thailand, describing how esoteric spells and magical diagrams were the main interest of children and adolescents but full ritual knowledge was obtained in adulthood and tempered by life experiences. As death approaches, the Buddhist world view stimulates merit-making. This reproduction of the 1979 second revised edition is augmented by new material on magic and Buddhism in Southeast Asia by Professor Terwiel, a renowned specialist on the social and cultural history of Thailand.

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Barend Jan (Baas) Terwiel is a renowned specialist in the social and cultural history of Thailand. During his academic career he taught in Canberra, Munich, Leiden and Hamburg. His final appointment was as Professor of Thai and Lao Languages and Literatures in Hamburg. Professor Terwiel retired in 2006 but still writes extensively on Thailand.

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