Acagatský klášter: Vizuální dějiny buddhismu

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Title in English Atsagat Monastery: Visual History of Buryat Buddhism


Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Nový Orient
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Philosophy and religion
Keywords Buryat Buddhism; Atsagat Monastery; visual study of religions; visual history of Buddhism; Siberia
Description The paper focuses on the so-called visual study of religions, i.e. scientific study of visual representation in various religions, namely study of photographs or video recordings depicting religious topics. The "memory" includes also pictures from which we can detect more information than apparent at first sight if we use high-quality methodology and have sufficient knowledge. This general theory is substantiated in the paper, using several historical photographs from Atsagat Monastery, a Buddhist monastery in Buryatia, some of which have not been published yet. Several books and articles on Tibetan Buddhism in Buryatia include reproductions of a remarkable photograph which has been incorrectly identified along with wrong determination of the date of origin. The paper strives to put this information right.
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