The Ancient Korean Kingdom of Silla- Political Developments and Religious Ideology
ISBN: 978-89710-5797-1 // ISBN: 9788971057971
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: The Academy of Korean Studies
Number of Pages: 232
Country of Origin: Korea
This book contains twelve papers focusing on history and culture of the ancient Korean kingdom of Silla. The papers written by ten specialists deal with various subjects related with ideology, religion, politics of ancient Korea and its political and religious position in the international situation in East Asia. The subjects include the prehistoric times, rise of Silla, wars on and around the Korean Peninsula in the 7th century, political development of Unified Silla, and the development of Buddhism in Silla including Wonhyo and Zen Buddhism. The book in English is expected to provide readers with important background knowledge which will help deepen their understanding of ancient Korean history.