On Hold Women Under the Bo Tree Book by Tessa Bartholomeusz Buddhist Sri Lanka Women in Buddism

This listing is for a hardcover book, entitled Women Under the Bo Tree. The book was written by Tessa Bartholomeusz. The book is published by Cambridge University Press, and lists a copyright date of 1994. The book has 284 pages.

This book is in extremely good condition, and does not appear to ever have been read. There are no markings or writing in the book. However, there are some light scratching and pressure marks in the dust jacket of book, as well as some very minor creasing along the top and bottom dust jacket edges.

The inside book flap says: ‘Women under the bo tree examines the tradition of female world-renunciation in Buddhist Sri Lanka. The study is textual, historical, and anthropological, and links ancient tradition with contemporary practice. Tessa Bartholomeusz utilizes data based on her field experiences in many contemporary cloisters: the history of the re-emergence of Buddhist female renounces in the late nineteenth century after a hiatus of several hundred years; the reasons why women renounce; the variety of expressions of female world-renunciation; and, above all, attitudes about women and monasticism that have either prohibited women from renouncing or have encouraged them to do so. One of the most striking discoveries of the study is that the fortunes of Buddhist female renounces is tied to the fortunes of Buddhism in Sri Lanka more generally, and to perceived notions of Sri Lanka as the caretaker of Buddhism.’ Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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