Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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UL.1.164 (University Library, Cambridge University)

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Contents

Concertina book written in shan script

Title: Suñ‘pyevaṅ‘
Title: Rhve prañ‘ vaṅ‘, Chronicle of the Golden Kingdom
Title: သုၺ်ပေယ်ဝင်
Title:

Shan text descriptor: Not specified  

General remarks on work: BS years and Shan cyclical year names are given for the four Buddhist Councils and subsequent important events concerning Buddhism in Burma.

The life of the Buddha up to the division of the relics, how Buddhism spread to Ceylon and there to Burma, ending with the reign of King Bodawpaya.

Subject:  history Subject comments: Title from Burmese

Colophon: Narrating how the donors came to donate the manuscript; names of donors, their village and their occupation (trading). Colophon:yes Additional colophon:no 
Language(s): shan,burmese,pali

Work ID: W626

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
375
Dimensions: (written):
Foliation:

Lines (per folio:) 9-10

Condition

One hand, poor spelling of Burmese and Pali words and phrases.

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

Covers: no

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

Date of copying (era): sakkaraja era

Date of copying (year): 1240

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Scott

Present copy's donor: Po Kham‘ Nu and Mè Kham‘ Nu Present copy's donor (shan):  ပေ႞ၷမ်ၼု မေ်ၷမ်ၼု ၸရွင် Present copy information: colophon