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Date Of Record Release: 2007-11-02 13:58:51
Title: “Emperor” Mu rug btsan and the ’Phang thang ma Catalogue
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Brandon Dotson
One Sentence Summary: This article discusses Tibetan royal history as drawn from the ’Phang thang ma Catalogue.

Description: Creator's Description: Confusion shrouds the events surrounding the death of Emperor Khri Srong lde btsan (742-c. 800) and the succession of his sons at the turn of the ninth century. Tibetan religious histories, Old Tibetan sources, and Chinese sources offer conflicting pictures of the order of events and the identities of those involved. Fortunately, a newly-published source, the Pangtangma Catalogue (’Phang thang ma), throws new light on the royal succession by referring to Mu rug btsan, the elder brother of Khri Lde srong btsan, as nothing less than an emperor (btsan po). Considering this new information alongside Old Tibetan inscriptional evidence, this article attempts to establish the order of events around Khri Srong lde btsan (742-c. 800)’s abdication and death, and to locate “Emperor Mu rug btsan” within them. (2007-11-18)

Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Normalized publisher place: Charlottesville, VA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.thlib.org/
Published Date: 2007-12
URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/#jiats=/03/dotson/
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- THL-Hosted Online Journals -- JIATS -- Issue 3 (December 2007)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- JIATS -- Issue 3 (December 2007)
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 7th century CE
8th century CE
9th century CE
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.jiats.org/
Source: Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
Source Editor: José Cabezón
Source Type: Journal
Source Number: 3
ISBN/ISSN: 1550-6363

Means of availability: online

Access rights: public domain
Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2007-11-08 10:16:51
Date Record Checked: 2005-09-20
Date Last Modified: 2008-11-20 19:11:58
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