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The Dunhuang Region during Tibetan Rule

Taenzer, Gertraud:
The Dunhuang Region during Tibetan Rule (787-848) : a Study of the Secular Manuscripts Discovered in the Mogao Caves / Gertraud Taenzer. - Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 2012. - XIII, 450 S. : Ill., Kt. - (Opera Sinologica ; 24)
ISBN 978-3-447-06716-4
EUR 98,00
DDC: 951.45017
-- Angekündigt für November 2012 --

The finds of the Mogao Caves enable us to study contemporary sources concerning the Dunhuang Region in north-western China during Tibetan Rule (787-848 BC). In some areas of research the information found in Chinese and Tibetan manuscripts comes from different sources, which complement each other. In tax-related manuscripts, for example, the Chinese manuscripts reflect the bookkeeping of the lower ranking officials, while the Tibetan manuscripts deal with the communication between the Tibetan administrators of the area and the Chinese local officials. The volume by Gertraud Taenzer comprises Chinese and Tibetan manuscripts as well as fragments of manuscripts alike to shed light on the circumstances in Dunhuang under Tibetan rule. The main focus is on the economic situation of the region, the volume is divided into three parts: The Organisation of the Tibetan Empire, Population, and Related Manuscripts and Economy. To be able to understand the manuscripts better and finally to evaluate the economic situation of the area in the Tibetan period, the administrative system of the area is clarified and the ethnographic composition of the people resident in the region is looked into. Moreover, especially as far as the chapter on economy is concerned, many manuscripts which have not been studied before are included. These are combined with the manuscripts already discussed to clarify our understanding of the life of the inhabitants of Dunhuang during this period of time. [Verlagsinformation]

Signes critiques and Notes on Texts. XI
Introduction. 1
1. The Organisation of the Tibetan Empire. 9
   1.1 The Administrative System of Central Tibet: A Survey of its Development from the 7th to the 9th Century. 9
   1.2 The Administrative System of the Occupied Territories North-East of Tibet: With Special Emphasis on the Territorial Division of the Dunhuang Region in the Administrative Units of Dunhuang and the Units in the Vicinity of Dunhuang. 14
   1.3 The 'Mthong-khyab' Military Units of a Thousand from the 8th to the 9th Century. 79
2. Population and Related Manuscripts. 110
   2.1 Peoples Resident in the Region. 110
   2.2 Clerical. 194
3. Economy. 207
   3.1 Agriculture. 207
   3.2 Tribute, Tax, Presents, Corvé Duty and Donations to Buddhist Temples. 223
   3.3 Contracts. 332
   3.4 Measures Used during Tang Times. 397
4. Summary and Conclusion. 406
   Concordance of a Selection of Toponyms. 411
   Concordance of Manuscripts. 412
   Abbreviations of the Headings of the Chapters. 412
   Tibetan Manuscripts. 413
   Pelliot-Collection. 413
   Stein-Collection. 416
   Chinese Manuscripts. 425
   Pelliot Collection. 425
   Stein Collection. 428
   Bibliography. 443
   Index. 449

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