The History of Tibet: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The History of Tibet

1st Edition

By Alex McKay


2,216 pages

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Hardback: 9780700715084
pub: 2003-07-17
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This major work provides a virtually complete resource base for the academic study of Tibetan social, political, and religious history, including the development of our understanding of the reality behind the colourful images of Tibet as 'Shangri-La'. This work will thus be of particular interest to libraries, and to lecturers, students and enthusiasts seeking to understand the development of the unique culture of this remarkable land.


'This book contains a wealth of important articles featuring much interesting material about the history of Tibet.' - Journal of School of Oriental and African Studies

'A rich and detailed canvas providing a valuable and unique reference for new and established scholars, as well as a fascinating dip-into read for all those interested in Tibet's history, religion and culture.' - Asian Affairs

About the Author

Dr Alex McKay is an Indo-Tibetan historian and research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies in The Netherlands.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REFERENCE / Research
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies