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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP FOR104
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Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas: Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan

Author: Peter Harrison
Illustrator: Peter Dennis

About this book
The spread of Buddism and Tibetan secular power throughout the Himalayas led to a distinctive style of fortifications not found anywhere else. This book looks at Himalayan fortifications, from their creation in the Middle Ages to their destruction and capture by the Chinese in the 20th century.

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Tibetan culture and its distinctive architecture
  • The causes and nature of warfare in the Tibetan Cultural Region
  • the method of warfare
  • Himalayan fortifications
  • The fortified monasteries of Tibet
  • The fortress monasteries and monastic palace fortresses of Ladakh
  • Nepal
  • The dzongs of Bhutan
  • Aftermath
  • The sites today
  • Further reading
  • Glossary
  • Index
Paperback; May 2011; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781849083966

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