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By H. E. Richardson

ISBN-10: 0947593004

ISBN-13: 9780947593001

First released in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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And he decreed that even if it be proved that one from among the descendants has become disloyal to the btsan-po, the charge shall be brought against only that one who is guilty; his other kinsmen shall not be brought to trial and their life and position shall not be adversely affected. In short, having high regard for the life and position and the happiness 15 of the descendants of Stag-sgra klu-khong in this way Notes to Translation (continued) 15. skyid. Following Bell, I originally read srid.

Hab, which may mean "wide", is probably here for lhabs, "middle" cf. DTH p. 81 and note 7, p. 85. 2. snying-nye, the equivalent of glo-ba-nye in the Zhol inscriptions etc. 3. zhang drung-po. Although the Myang clan had no claim to the formal description of zhang, maternal uncle, in view of Ban-de Tingnge-'dzin's activity as a family reconciler, and of the form drung-po, I take it to mean that he was assuming the responsibilities customarily falling upon true maternal uncles of a young btsan-po.

Nevertheless, since it is right to bestow a favour that does not fall short, king and ministers consulted together and because. Ban-de Ting-nge-'dzin has offered great gifts over and above what had been given when the former edict was granted, in. the later dragon year while residing at the palace of 'On-cang-do I have by my order granted an increased favour by a new edict. I have granted even greater honour than that in the letter in perpetuity given earlier; and I have granted that those descendants also of the minister Snang-bzang 'dus-kong, who are of the ordinary folk and who personally enjoy the position of Gtsang and Stong officials, 3 shall be ranked as holders of a zhang-/on letter.

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