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Biography and Hagiography: Tibet
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Tibet has a rich tradition of life writing, both biographical and autobiographical, which takes many different forms, ranging from extensive narrative texts about the founding figures of the Buddhist religion, to diaries, travelogues, songs, devotional prayers, and invocations. A great number of full-fledged life narratives are devoted to Tibetan religious masters, describing the circumstanc…

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Marta Sernesi, “Biography and Hagiography: Tibet”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0065>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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