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Pagan: The Origin of Modern Burma offers major contributions in three areas: the manner in which it integrates original, indigenous source material with social science theory; the significant association it makes between religion and the economy of redistribution; and the model it provides for the rise and decline of a major Buddhist kingdom in Southeast Asia.

This is an important book for Southeast Asia scholars and Burma specialists. It will be standard reference work for historians, social scientists, and philologists with an interest in Southeast Asia. Readers interested in general issues of church and state, religion and society, as well as those more specifically concerned with historic and institutional Buddhism will find it a valuable work.

Table of Contents

  1. Half Title Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Maps, Figures, and Tables
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  1. A Note on Romanization
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction: Pagan’s Place in Burmese and Southeast Asian Studies
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  1. Part I: Components of the Indigenous Conceptual System
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  1. 1: The Historical Framework
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  1. 2: Beliefs About Man and His World
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  1. 3: Political Ideology: Conceptions of Kingship
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  1. Part II: The Institutional Context: Organization of Human and Material Resources
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  1. 4: The Division of Socioeconomic Groups
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  1. 5: The Administration of Material Resources
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  1. 6: The Articulation of Social Behavior: Justice, Hierarchy, and the Law
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  1. 7: The Arrangement of Political Power
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  1. Part III: The Effects of Beliefs and Institutions on Events
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  1. 8: The Economic Implications of the Merit-Path to Salvation
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  1. 9: The Decline of Pagan
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  1. Conclusion: The Significance of Pagan to Burmese and Southeast Asian History
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  1. Abbreviations
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  1. Glossary
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  1. Selected Bibliography
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  1. Index
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824880095
MARC Record
OCLC
1055468876
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-19
Open Access
Yes
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