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Historiography: Burma
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Burmese historical literature is a corpus of several hundred texts with a fairly defined division into genres (Tet Htoot, 1961; Blackmore, 1967). Key among them are royal and monastic chronicles, histories of Buddhist sacred sites and objects, recensions of Pali historiographic (vaṃsa) literature, accounts of royal military campaigns and other achievements, records of construction of royal cit…

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Alexey Kirichenko, “Historiography: Burma”, 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_0072>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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