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Thai tellings of Phra Malai : texts and rituals concerning a popular Buddhist saint / by Bonnie Pacala Brereton.

Author:
Brereton, Bonnie Pacala [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Tempe, Arizona : Arizona State University, Program for Southeast Asian Studies, [1995]
  • ©1995
Description:
xiii, 252 p. : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Michigan, 1992.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252).
Contents:
Introduction: Theme and Variations on the Phra Malai Legend -- Detailed Summary -- A Brief Survey of Phra Malai Texts. Type One: Promising Heavenly Rewards -- Type Two: Warning of Hellish Tortures -- Conclusions -- Prior Texts and Previous Research. Motifs and Possible Source Texts -- Place of Origin of Phra Malai Texts -- Research on Other Phra Malai Texts -- Conclusions -- The Pali/Lan Na Texts. The Lan Na Literary Tradition -- Stylistic Features -- Ritual Context: The Vessantara Jataka -- Historical Connections -- Conclusions -- Phra Malai Klon Suat: The Popular Text. The Medium -- Language and Form -- Teachings: Simple versus Sophisticated -- Retribution: Kammic and Comic -- Sources of the Hell Scenes -- Historical Context -- The Funerary Context -- Conclusions -- Phra Malai Kham Luang: The Royal Version. The Historical Setting -- Poetry and Politics -- Poetry as Dana -- Poetic Techniques -- Rhyming Patterns -- Imagery -- Use of Pedantic Language -- Names and Epithets -- Conclusions -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Phra Malai Kham Luang: A Translation.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 1881044076
  • 9781881044079
LCCN:
98127894
OCLC:
33599742
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