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Religious Principality

Religious Principalities are distinguished from general principalities by their leadership being abbot-princes in hierocratic lines.

Examples are Labrang, Lamo Dechen, and Bhutan. In modern Chinese surveys, these are listed as having been examples of joint politico-religious polities (zheng jiao heyi, presumably a reference to the Tibetan rubric for "the union of religion and politics (chos srid zung 'brel)).

Subject ID: S25