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By Matthew T. Kapstein, Brandon Dotson

Early medieval Tibet is still some of the most not easy fields in Tibetan reviews total, in which a number of mysteries stay. The six contributions comprising the current assortment make clear significant subject matters in historical past, literature and faith.

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This demonstrates a very high degree of legal centralization that was never again matched by any subsequent Tibetan administration. Further, it demands that we rethink to some extent the theory that the exercise of ‘soft power’ and devolution of authority to the periphery by subsequent Tibetan governments was due to long-standing Tibetan ideology, rather than to straightforward impotence. , Dunhuang (LALOU 1955). DIVINATION AND LAW IN THE TIBETAN EMPIRE 35 guidelines relayed by the minister of the exterior from the judges of the Tibetan court?

246-51). This demonstrates a very high degree of legal centralization that was never again matched by any subsequent Tibetan administration. Further, it demands that we rethink to some extent the theory that the exercise of ‘soft power’ and devolution of authority to the periphery by subsequent Tibetan governments was due to long-standing Tibetan ideology, rather than to straightforward impotence. , Dunhuang (LALOU 1955). DIVINATION AND LAW IN THE TIBETAN EMPIRE 35 guidelines relayed by the minister of the exterior from the judges of the Tibetan court?

Takeuchi went some way towards defining this phrase (TAKEUCHI 1995: 52), and it is evident that it means ‘[the loan] itself, with that which it has become (bsgyur)’. In other words, ‘the loan, with interest (gyur)’. 30 BRANDON DOTSON outcome of the case, and the punishment of a guilty party. In every clause of the text, the local magistrates ask how to decide a case or a point in a case according to the dice statutes of a dice edict. Therefore they had access to legal norms that prescribed dice as a legal means, but the norms were insufficient in these particular cases due either to their complexity or to the inadequacy of the dice statutes in the tiger year dice edict.

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