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A study of the surprising functions of Buddhist statues, which helped disseminate Buddhist beliefs among the populace in Tenth- and Eleventh-century Japan. Using ethnographic data drawn from present-day fieldwork and marshalling ancient textual evidence, Horton reveals the historical origins and development of modern Japanese beliefs and practices.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403964205
ISBN-10: 1403964203
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sarah J. Horton

SARAH J. HORTON is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Macalester College, USA.