"History as Myth," by Peter Schwieger

The Tibetan History Reader

This week our featured books are Sources of Tibetan Tradition, edited by Kurtis R. Schaeffer, Matthew T. Kapstein, and Gray Tuttle, and The Tibetan History Reader, Edited by Gray Tuttle and Kurtis R. Schaeffer.

Today, we have a fascinating essay by Peter Schwieger, “History as Myth: On the Appropriation of the Past in Tibetan Culture,” excerpted from The Tibetan History Reader. In his essay, Schwieger asks, “What role has historical writing played in the conservation of Tibetan society?”

Tibetan History as Myth, from The Tibetan History Reader

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