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Social Terms in the List of Grants of the Tibetan Tun-Huang Chronicle

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The publication of Old Tibetan texts by Thomas, Bacot and others meant a significant step forward in the research into the social history of Tibet in the period between the 7th and 10th century. The texts are an authentic account of the social and historical background of the development of the Tibetan state. The student of the social history of this period constantly comes across words and terms unknown to the classical Tibetan language, or expressions which have either wholly or partly a different meaning in Old Tibetan. The accurate interpretation of the social terminology of Old Tibetan texts is a prerequisite for acquiring, through the texts, a knowledge of the life of the society itself. This chapter contributes a few data to this end, on the basis of the analysis of a passage from a Chronicle that was found in Tun-Huang.

Keywords:grant; social terms; Tibetan texts; Tun-Huang Chronicle



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