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Ref ID: 23549
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Pou, Saveros
Title: Ancient Cambodia's epigraphy: the concept of merit-making and merit-offering
Date: 1998
Source: Southeast Asian Archaeology 1994: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archeologists
Place of Publication: Hull
Publisher: Centre for South-East Asian Studies, University of Hull
Abstract: The author demonstrates that acts of merit-making and merit-offering, usually associated with post 13th-14th century Theravāda Buddhism, are often referred to in Buddhist or Brahmanical contexts in earlier times (the words punya or dharma - meaning "meritorious act" - formed a lexical field of nouns or verbs assiciated with such acts). These and other examples serve as the base to launch an appeal for more respect for ancient Khmer epigraphy.
Date Created: 10/21/2009
Editors: Manguin, Pierre-Yves
Volume: 2
Page Start: 97
Page End: 102