Monday, July 26, 2004

Tibet, Early history to the 9th century

Credible history begins late in the 6th century, when three discontented vassals of one of the princes among whom Tibet was then divided conspired to support the neighbouring lord of Yar-lung, whose title was Spu-rgyal btsan-po. Btsan-po (�mighty�) became the designation of all kings of Tibet (rgyal means �king�; and spu, the meaning of which is uncertain, may refer to a sacral

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