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Title: The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Karma Thinley
Editor: David Stott
One Sentence Summary: Traditional hagiographies of the first sixteen Karmapa of the Karma bKa' brgyud tradition.

Description: This book is a traditional description of the lives of the first through sixteenth Karmapas, written by the Fourth Karma Thinleypa of the Karma bKa' brgyud tradition. The hagiographies are replete with descriptions of visions, signs, and miracles performed by the sixteen saints in combination with an essay on the historical and philsophical background of the sect. The introduction by Reginald Ray provides an alternative hermeneutic approach to the material from the rationalistic skepticism of modern materialism.

Original/Translation: Original
Publisher Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: Prajñā Press
Normalized publisher place: Boulder, CO
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 1980
Subject: Karmapa
Kagyü (bka' brgyud) history
Genre: Religious History (chos ’byung)
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- History -- Religious History
Tibetan and Himalayan -- History -- Religious History -- Kagyüpa (bka' brgyud pa)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- History -- Tibet
Cultural Coverage: Bhutan
Temporal coverage: 12th century CE
13th century CE
14th century CE
15th century CE
16th century CE
17th century CE
18th century CE
19th century CE
20th century CE
Original Language: English
Language: English
ISBN/ISSN: 1-57062-644-8
LOC: 80-179
Location and access number: B7682.9.A2K285
Resource Type: Book (single author)
Reader Rating: useful
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Date Of Record Creation: 2009-06-08 15:05:48
Date Record Checked: 2009-06-08
Date Last Modified: 2009-06-08 15:05:48
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