An Account of Tibet: The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of by Filippo De Filippi

By Filippo De Filippi

First released in 1932.
As good as an in depth creation, this variation includes notes to all 4 books, a bibliographical index, a normal index and an index of Tibetan phrases. The advent is especially helpful in that it units the significance of Desideri's undertaking within the basic context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet.
In Desideri's account we obtain the 1st exact common description of Tibet: from the flora and fauna to the sociological and anthropological elements of the folk and an entire exposition of Lamaism. His is the single entire reconstruction that we own of the Tibetan faith, based completely on canonical texts. And all of this greater than a century prior to Europeans had any wisdom of the Tibetan language.

Show description

Read Online or Download An Account of Tibet: The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, S.J. 1712- 1727: Volume 2 (Broadway Travellers) PDF

Similar asian travel books

Wild East: Travels in the New Mongolia

For many folks, the identify Mongolia evokes unique pictures of untamed horsemen, never-ending grasslands, and nomads — a undying and mysterious land that also is, in lots of methods, person who time forgot. below Genghis Khan, the Mongols’ empire stretched throughout Asia and into the guts of Europe. yet over the centuries Mongolia disappeared from the world’s attention, overshadowed and ruled via its large neighbours — first China, which governed Mongolia for hundreds of years, then Russia, which remodeled the feudal country into the world’s moment communist kingdom.

Japanese Costume & Makers: And the Makers of Its Elegant Tradition

With dozens of images and expertly written textual content, this eastern garments ebook is the authoritative advisor at the kimono. eastern dress invitations the reader to discover the realm of Japan’s fabric arts and dress decoration—from its origins in mythical occasions, via its really good improvement within the intervening centuries, to its emergence into the trendy period.

World.Wide.Web: Chinese Migration in the 21st Century—And How It Will Change the World

For hundreds of years previous, usually pushed via political upheaval or famine, chinese language have migrated to southeast Asia and past, to far off corners of the globe. huge outdated ‘Chinatowns’ in towns comparable to London, Toronto, manhattan and San Francisco attest to those previous migrations. chinese language proceed to to migrate in huge numbers within the twenty first century—but this time round conditions are various.

Lesereise Indonesien: Java, Bali und andere Sehnsuchtsinseln (Picus Lesereisen) (German Edition)

Was once für ein Land, was once für Dimensionen … über 5000 Kilometer erstreckt sich Indonesien, der größte Archipel der Erde. Bernd Schiller stellt auf sehr persönliche Weise »seine« Inseln vor - ein gutes Dutzend von mehr als 17. 000, die zusammen Tanah Air bilden, Land und Meer, wie die Indonesier ihren amphibischen Kosmos nennen.

Additional info for An Account of Tibet: The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, S.J. 1712- 1727: Volume 2 (Broadway Travellers)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 49 votes