Society And The Supernatural In Song China

June 1, 2001|
Society And The Supernatural In Song China by Edward L. Davis
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Society and the Supernatural in Song China is at once a meticulous examination of spirit possession and exorcism in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and a social history of the full panoply of China''s religious practices and practitioners at the moment when she was poised to dominate the world economy. Although the Song dynasty (960-1276) is often identified with the establishment of Confucian orthodoxy, Edward Davis demonstrates the renewed vitality of the dynasty''s Taoist, Buddhist, and local religious traditions. He charts the rise of hundreds of new temple-cults and the lineages of clerical exorcists and vernacular priests; the increasingly competitive interaction among all practitioners of therapeutic ritual; and the wide social range of their patrons and clients.
Title:Society And The Supernatural In Song ChinaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8.9 X 5.9 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 8.9 X 5.9 X 0.9 inPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:University of Hawaii PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0824823982

ISBN - 13:9780824823986

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