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Hildegard Diemberger has highlightened this aspect of the period, and she compares it with the Italian renaissance. There were some parallels between this fragmented but intellectually produc tive Tibet and Italy in the same period, with its political fragmentation into city-states and its extraordinary artistic and scientific productivity. 58 In both cases, artists and scholars had to act stra tegically in accepting or refusing patronage, collaborating, and negotiating constantly shifting allegiances.
94 Sem esi 2007 a. Sem esi presented a paper at the IATS seminar 2006 where she makes a preliminary presentation o f the Aural Transmission, and she has also written an article titled 25 Franz-Karl Ehrhard has written much about traditions, places, texts and people associated with gTsang smyon and/or his disciples. 95 Some studies that deal with gTsang sm yon’s trips to, and activities in, Nepal have also been done. 96 Several historians have used the Heart o f the Sun as a source. 99 It is noteworthy that most scholars have used the Heart o f the Sun by rGod tshang ras pa to obtain information about gTsang smyon, and some have also used the Life sto ty which Causes the Body-Hairs o f the Faithful to Flutter by Lha btsun.
119 Ehrhard, forthcoming a. 120 Ardussi and Epstein 1978. For a short article about the madman and fool in Buddhism, with an emphasis on Chinese Buddhism, see Silver 1987. 121 Ardussi and Epstein 1978: 332 -334. This list was cited above, see p. 16. 122 Germane 1997. 29 The mad yogins are usually absent in books about Tibetan Buddhism, but some authors have written briefly about them. 125 His book is im portant because it describes the non-monastic— or as he calls it “shamanistic”— side o f Buddhism that has often been neglected.