The World of the Skandapurāṇa

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BRILL, Jul 16, 2014 - Religion - 328 pages
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The World of the Skandapurāṇa consists of two parts. In the first part the historical environment in which this Purāṇa was composed is described. The second part explores six localities in Northern India that play a prominent role in the text.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I The World of Power The Political Landscape from Skandagupta to Harṣavardhanas successors
23
II The World of Culture The Skandapurāṇaits composition and position within the literary and religious landscape
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References
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Hans Teye Bakker (1948) is professor emeritus of Sanskrit and Hinduism at the University of Groningen. He published numerous books and articles on the history of Hinduism. He is one of the editors of the critical edition of the Skandapur a.

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