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Worldly Gurus and Spiritual Kings

Architecture and Asceticism in Medieval India


Συγγραφέας: Sears Tamara I.
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300198447
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 304
Διαστάσεις: 29x3x23
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Worldly Gurus and Spiritual Kings"

The first major study of the Hindu monastery, a highly complex architectural form in the heart of the Indian subcontinent. This pioneering book is the first full-length study of the matha, or Hindu monastery, which developed in India at the turn of the first millennium. Rendered monumentally in stone, the matha represented more than just an architectural innovation: it signaled the institutionalization of asceticism into a formalized monastic practice, as well as the emergence of the guru as an influential public figure. With entirely new primary research, Tamara I. Sears examines the architectural and archaeological histories of six little-known monasteries in Central India and reveals the relationships between political power, religion, and the production of sacred space. This important work of scholarship features scrupulous original measured drawings, providing a vast amount of new material and a much-needed contribution to the fields of Asian art, religious studies, and cultural history. In introducing new categories of architecture, this book illuminates the potential of buildings to reconfigure not only social and ritual relationships but also the fundamental ontology of the world.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Sears Tamara I.
ISBN: 9780300198447
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/07/2014
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 304
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 1538 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 29x3x23 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 50 color + 150 b-w illus.

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