Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture, by John Clifford Holt, is now available in paperback.
“This work fills a very real need in Buddhist studies (introduction of Lao Buddhism in general), religious studies (investigation and theorization of the disciplinary problem of ‘syncretism’), and regional studies of Southeast Asia. . . . [The book] represents a genuine and thus far unique contribution to all of these fields, engages with issues of enough centrality and importance to be of great interest to experts, and is written and organized in a manner accessible enough to be used for many classes.” —Journal of Religion
October 2011 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3657-3 / $27.00 (PAPER)