Ritual and authority in central Asia

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Indiana University Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies , Bloomington, Ind
Rites and ceremonies -- Asia, Central, Khanate of Bukhara -- History -- Sources, Khanate of Bukhara -- Historiography, Asia, Central -- History -- So
StatementRon Sela.
SeriesPapers on Inner Asia -- no. 37. -- Central Asia, Papers on Inner Asia -- no. 37., Papers on Inner Asia
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL13632546M
OCLC/WorldCa53481191

Genre/Form: History Sources: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sela, Ron. Ritual and authority in central Asia. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, Books that give insights into the history of Central Asia--the huge area between Turkey & NWChina (Turko-Persian World) Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

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The Qin dynasty (, Chinese: 秦朝; pinyin: Qíncháo; Wade–Giles: Chʻin²-chʻao²) was the first dynasty of Imperial China, lasting from to BC. Named for its heartland in Qin state (modern Gansu and Shaanxi), the dynasty was founded by Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of Qin. The strength of the Qin state was greatly increased by the Legalist reforms of Shang Yang in the fourth Capital: Xianyang.

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YASNA, the name for the central ritual in Ritual and authority in central Asia book and for the long liturgical text recited during the daily performance of the this article, Yasna (abbrev.

Y.) will designate the text, yasna the ritual itself. As described elsewhere (see ZOROASTRIANISM), the yasna-ritual is rooted in ancient Indo-Iranian cultic practices. This book showed the Chinese way of development of civilization of five thousand years.

The Chinese way of power and authority is based on moral authority and not coercive power, sage philosophy. Also art and writing lead to the path of authority. Power and authority Cited by: BUDDHIST BOOKS AND TEXTS: RITUAL USES OF BOOKS A written text can be a vehicle for the conveyance of meaning, but it is always also a material object with a physical presence in the world.

In many Buddhist communities, the material presence of texts has been viewed as a crucial aspect of their nature and function. Buddhist texts are powerful, and their power is thought to reside not only in. This volume, the result of an international collaboration of forty scholars, provides a comprehensive resource on Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras in their Chinese, Korean, and Japanese contexts from the first few centuries of the common era to the present.

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Practitioners: Shamans Institutions: Community, Sponsored rituals, Shamanic, Individualistic Concept of Supernatural: Several major spirits with some control over nature, Zoomorphic Political Level: Tribe - includes several tribes, per village Economic Level: Food producers: 1.) Agriculturists 2.) Horticulturists 2.) Pastoralists Village headman - no absolute authority over all villages.

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Homa is Sanskrit for a ritual, wherein an oblation or any religious offering is made into fire. A homa is sometimes called a "sacrifice ritual" because the fire destroys the offering, but a homa is more accurately a "votive ritual".

The fire is the agent, and the offerings include those that are material and symbolic such as grains, clarified butter, milk, incense and seeds.

"The Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world is a comprehensive, historically-focused reference work that introduces the doctrinal, legal, social, and spiritual ideas that inform the various traditions of Islam, and the changes they have experienced in almost years since the prophet Muhammad is said to have undergone his religious revelation.

Ritual Books Sacraments are enacted through liturgical rituals that consist of sacred symbols, words, and actions through which we encounter Jesus Christ.

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The Philippines is rich in history, culture and tradition. Do you know the country has some of the strangest and morbid rituals in the world.

These cultural or religious practices are. All six models continue to be invoked in particular ritual contexts.’ Gibson's latest book, Islamic Narrative and Authority in Southeast Asia extends his earlier work to cover the past five centuries of Makassarese history in greater depth and against a grander theoretical backdrop encompassing Max Weber and Michel Foucault, signalling what Author: John T.

Sidel. In the Book of the Dead, Chapterit is referred to as "Sothis, the first one, the great Walker who brings Ra through the sky"; it is variously alluded to as the abode of Horus and of Isis, but is also personified as Thaaut or Anpu, "The Barker," because its rising at dawn gave warning of the imminent approach of the inundation.

Authority can refer to a person, a quality that one possesses, a governing institution a text containing crucial information or founding principles, or a exemplary event. In other words, authority is never properly one thing. An integral part of authority is recognition, insofar as the signs of power or status are encoded or displayed.

During the medieval period, authority was an important. She is currently writing a book on the social, political, and ritual functions of Hindu monastic architecture in central India during the eighth through twelfth centuries [Department of Art History, New York University, Silver Center, Washington Square East, New York, N.Y.

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