Studies in Historical Documents from Nepal and India
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Cubelic, Simon, Michaels, Axel and Zotter, Astrid (Eds.): Studies in Historical Documents from Nepal and India, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2018 (Documenta Nepalica – Book Series, Vol. 1).

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Published 01.03.2018.


Simon Cubelic, Axel Michaels and Astrid Zotter (Eds.)

Studies in Historical Documents from Nepal and India

Documenta Nepalica – Book Series

This volume is the outcome of the conference “Studying Documents in Premodern South Asia and Beyond: Problems and Perspective”, held in October 2015 in Heidelberg. In bringing together experts from different fields—including Indology, Tibetology, History, Anthropology, Religious Studies, and Digital Humanties—it aims at exploring and rethinking issues of diplomatics and typology, the place of documents in relation to other texts and literary genres, methods of archiving and editing documents, as well as their “social life”, i.e. the role they play in social, religious and political constellations, the agents and practices of their use, and the norms and institutions they embody and constitute.

The book is the first volume of the Documenta Nepalica – Book Series, published by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in collaboration with the National Archives, Nepal.

Foreword by Saubhagya Pradhananga, Chief of the National Archives of Nepal
Editors' Preface
Simon Cubelic, Axel Michaels, Astrid Zotter
Documentary Practice
Christiane Sibille
Legal Practice
State and Religion
Notes on Contributors