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The Work of Kings

The Work of Kings
Author: H. L. Seneviratne
ISBN 13: 9780226748665
ISBN 10: 226748669
Edition: 1
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 392
List Price: $34.00

Seneviratne (anthropology, U. of Virginia) traces the history of Sri Lankan Buddhism and its self-conscious modernization since the 19th century as a socially-engaged religion, critiquing the corruption of the original ideal by ethnic nationalism and other forms of politicization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR