Source of life : revitalisation rites and bon shamans in Bhutan and the eastern Himalayas / Toni Huber.

Author
Huber, Toni, 1956- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Vienna : Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, [2020]
  • ©2020
Description
2 volumes : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, facsimiles ; 28 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Series
  • Denkschriften (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse) ; Bd. 518. [More in this series]
  • Veröffentlichungen zur Sozialanthropologie ; Bd. 24. [More in this series]
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences. Denkschriften der philosophisch-historische Klasse ; Band 518
  • Veröffentlichungen zur Sozialanthropologie ; Band 24 [More in this series]
Summary note
In this work three new inquiries into little-known highland populations of the extended Eastern Himalayas are presented. The central concern is ethnographic documentation of peoples? proactive quest for life, in terms of fertility, virility, procreation and revitalisation by way of practicing their ritual cultures. The work also provides fresh perspectives for understanding ?bon?-identified cultural phenomena in Himalayan and Tibetan societies. The final inquiry explores new hypotheses about the ethnolinguistic identities and prehistory of speakers within the Tibeto-Burman language family.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 3700182694 ((hardback))
  • 9783700182696 ((hardback))
OCLC
1138583072
RCP
C - S
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