Includes bibliographical references (p. -200) and index.
Discourses on religious violence and armed clerics -- The contexts of monastic violence and warfare -- The fighting servants of the Buddha -- The teeth and claws of the Buddha: noble monks and monk-commanders -- Constructed traditions: shei and Benkei -- Shei, Benkei, and monastic warriors: historical perspectives.
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