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15 - Tangut Sources

from Volume II Part 1 - Literary Sources

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 January 2024

Michal Biran
Affiliation:
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hodong Kim
Affiliation:
Seoul National University
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Tangut script textual and visual sources dating to the late twelfth century and the thirteenth (and beyond), though mostly Buddhist in nature, are promising materials for historians of the culture and politics of the Mongol Empire. The well-known Qara-Qoto collection housed in St. Petersburg, Russia, contains materials dating well beyond 1227, the year the Tangut Xia state fell to Mongol armies. Tangut Buddhist materials are particularly promising sources for the history of printing and religion in the Yuan dynasty. The chapter describes the origin, status, dating, and accessibility of the main collections of these sources. It then summarizes the state of research on these materials.

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