Raven Crown, The: The Origins Of Buddhist Monarchy In Bhutan (Hardback)Michael Aris (author)
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 01/07/2005
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The hereditary monarchy of the Wangchuk dynasty was established in 1907 in the independent Himalayan state of Bhutan, thus introducing one of the world's most recent experiments in kingship. The new order quickly replaced a theocracy founded in the seventeenth century by the first of the Dharma Rajas', a lineage of reincarnating lamas known by the title of Shabdrung. The first king of the new dynasty, Ugyen Wangchuk (1862-1926), was a charismatic figure who came to power against a turbulent background of incessant and complex feuding. He adopted as the unique symbol of his'
Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 1 x 1 mm
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