This paper attempts to address one of the issues of the series, viz. patronage, not just the relationship between Buddhist monastic centres and kings, but more significantly the lay community and its continuing support of monks and nuns and sponsorship of
A number of suggestions have been made on interrelationships between Central Javanese temples, Borobudur, Pawon, Mendut, Sewu, and Loro Jonggrang. Also, a number of different suggestions have been made to place the monuments chronologically within the fra
The Buddhist arts of Myanmar, drawing in varied concepts of direction and boundary to sacred place, have developed a richly localized vocabulary over periods of both amalgamation and conflict. The late nineteenth century CE was one of the latter, when at
Hindu-Buddhist edifices enshrined the sacred. The mosques that supplanted them gradually shifted towards increasingly diverse attempts to build beautiful places of assemblage.
Did “traditional” non-Western cities evolve as ceremonial or economic centers? Mandala concepts were influential in central Java’s temples, but there are no comparable temples in east Java. East Java’s capital Trowulan may have been designed as an
A partir de quelques études de cas choisies à Bali, à Vientiane et à Siem Reap, Nathalie Lancret s’attachera à montrer quel a été le rôle de lieux de culte (temples et pagodes) dans la structuration des villes de l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporain
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