Sacred Sites of Burma

Sacred Sites of Burma
Author: Donald Martin Stadtner
Publsiher: River Books Press Dist A C
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9789749863602
ISBN 13: 9749863607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Sites of Burma Book Review:

The sacred sites of Burma are amongst the most beautiful and spectacular in all of Asia. However, the fame and sacredness of these holy places rests almost solely on the myths and legends that surround their founding and the origins of their relics. These Buddhist tales can arise and evolve with astounding speed and creativity drawing on a variety of sources ranging from local folklore to Sri Lankan chronicles. This book uncovers the evidence for and traces the development of these intricate myths across a wide spectrum of sacred sites ranging from Yangon and the Mon State in Lower Burma to Pagan and Mandalay in Upper Burma as well as considering the areas of Shan influence around Inle lake. The author illustrates how sacred sites can emerge with remarkable frequency even in our own time with only those that possess myths catching the imagination of the Buddhist faithful having any chance of long term survival. This book represents an essential read for anyone interested in the development of Buddhism in its many aspects, be they its art, archaeology, history or belief.

Hard Travel to Sacred Places

Hard Travel to Sacred Places
Author: Rudolph Wurlitzer
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 161
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106014596396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hard Travel to Sacred Places Book Review:

On a journey through Southeast Asia, a writer discovers the survival of age-old truths in a world gone mad. "A brilliant corrective to euphemistic travel writing and a profound look at the spiritual life under duress... Wurlitzer sets a new standard of truth for the widening crowd of those who would write about the spiritual life." - San Francisco Chronicle "A dark jewel, sharp and compact...what a rare thing Wurlitzer has written: a book of spirit that cuts to the bone." - Voice Literary Supplement "Favorite 25 books of 1994"

Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Buddhist Art of Myanmar
Author: Sylvia Fraser-Lu,Donald Martin Stadtner
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300209452
ISBN 13: 9780300209457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Art of Myanmar Book Review:

A stunning showcase of exceptional and rare works of Buddhist art, presented to the international community for the first time The practice of Buddhism in Myanmar (Burma) has resulted in the production of dazzling objects since the 5th century. This landmark publication presents the first overview of these magnificent works of art from major museums in Myanmar and collections in the United States, including sculptures, paintings, textiles, and religious implements created for temples and monasteries, or for personal devotion. Many of these pieces have never before been seen outside of Myanmar. Accompanied by brilliant color photography, essays by Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Donald M. Stadtner, and scholars from around the world synthesize the history of Myanmar from the ancient through colonial periods and discuss the critical links between religion, geography, governance, historiography, and artistic production. The authors examine the multiplicity of styles and techniques throughout the country, the ways Buddhist narratives have been conveyed through works of art, and the context in which the diverse objects were used. Certain to be the essential resource on the subject, Buddhist Art of Myanmar illuminates two millennia of rarely seen masterpieces.

The Irish Buddhist

The Irish Buddhist
Author: Alicia Turner,Laurence Cox,Brian Bocking
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 019007308X
ISBN 13: 9780190073084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irish Buddhist Book Review:

""The Irish Buddhist tells the story of a poor Irishman who worked his way across America as a migrant worker, became one of the very first Western Buddhist monks, and traveled the length and breadth of Asia, from Burma and present-day Thailand to China and Japan, and from India and Sri Lanka to Singapore and Australia. Defying racial boundaries, he scandalized the colonial establishment of the 1900s. As a Buddhist monk, he energetically challenged the values and power of the British empire. U Dhammaloka was a radical celebrity who rallied Buddhists across Asia, set up schools, and argued down Christian missionaries - often using western atheist arguments. He was tried for sedition, tracked by police and intelligence services, and died at least twice. His early years and final days are shrouded in mystery despite his adept use of mass media. His story illuminates the forgotten margins and interstices of imperial power, the complexities of class, ethnicity and religious belonging in colonial Asia, and the fluidity of identity in the high Victorian period. Too often, the story of the pan-Asian Buddhist revival movement and Buddhism's remaking as a world religion has been told "from above," highlighting scholarly writers, middle-class reformers and ecclesiastical hierarchies. By contrast, Dhammaloka's adventures "from below" highlight the changing and contested meanings of Buddhism in colonial Asia. They offer a window into the worlds of ethnic minorities and diasporas, transnational networks, poor whites, and social movements, all developing different visions of Buddhist and post-imperial modernities. ""--

Burma Past and Present

Burma Past and Present
Author: Albert Fytche
Publsiher: London C.K. Paul 1878.
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1878
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:319510023017104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burma Past and Present Book Review:

Journals of travels in Assam Burma Bootan Affghanistan and the neighbouring countries

Journals of travels in Assam  Burma  Bootan  Affghanistan and the neighbouring countries
Author: William Griffith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 529
Release: 1847
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4256427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journals of travels in Assam Burma Bootan Affghanistan and the neighbouring countries Book Review:

India and the Frontier States of Afghanistan Nipal and Burma

India and the Frontier States of Afghanistan  Nipal and Burma
Author: James Talboys Wheeler,Edgar Saltus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924073030623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

India and the Frontier States of Afghanistan Nipal and Burma Book Review:

Ancient Pagan

Ancient Pagan
Author: Donald M. Stadtner,Michael Freeman
Publsiher: River Books Press Dist A C
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9786167339320
ISBN 13: 6167339325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Pagan Book Review:

Details the history of the city of Pagan.

Guide to Buddhist Religion

Guide to Buddhist Religion
Author: Frank Reynolds,John Strong,John Holt
Publsiher: Boston : Hall
Total Pages: 415
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004230728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Rights Yearbook Burma 1998 99

Human Rights Yearbook Burma  1998 99
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 430
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041639959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights Yearbook Burma 1998 99 Book Review:

Directory of Sacred Places

Directory of Sacred Places
Author: Timothy Whittaker
Publsiher: Timothy Whittaker
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 0977044017
ISBN 13: 9780977044016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directory of Sacred Places Book Review:

This book contains a comprehensive list of Sacred Places from around the world.

The Marshall Travel Atlas of Sacred Places

The Marshall Travel Atlas of Sacred Places
Author: James Harpur
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X006020213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marshall Travel Atlas of Sacred Places Book Review:

Sacred Places visits more than 30 sites around the globe, from Mexico to China, Norway to India, taking in hallowed halls of temples and shrines, mystical mountains and places of pilgrimage. Location maps place each site in context.

Sacred Places Around the World

Sacred Places Around the World
Author: Brad Olsen
Publsiher: CCC Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1888729104
ISBN 13: 9781888729108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Places Around the World Book Review:

World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions. This replaces 1888729023.

The Museum of the Mind

The Museum of the Mind
Author: John Mack,NEIL MACGREGOR,British Museum
Publsiher: British Museum Publications Limited
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056940276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Museum of the Mind Book Review:

This thought-provoking book draws on the worldwide collections of the British Museum for its inspiration. Published to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the founding of that institution, its theme is appropriate to the event. The book addresses the questions of how and why we remember, drawing its evidence from across world cultures, and from antiquity through to contemporary times.

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places 2nd Edition 2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places  2nd Edition  2 volumes
Author: Norbert C. Brockman
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 681
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 1598846558
ISBN 13: 9781598846553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places 2nd Edition 2 volumes Book Review:

Now thoroughly revised and updated, this encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture. • Over 300 A–Z entries covering sites and pilgrimages sacred to the world's major religious traditions • Illustrative photographs and maps • A glossary of relevant terms • Appendices listing sites by country, faith tradition, and placement in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites

An Introduction to the Study of Therav da Buddhism in Burma

An Introduction to the Study of Therav  da Buddhism in Burma
Author: Niharranjan Ray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1946
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004307743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Study of Therav da Buddhism in Burma Book Review:

The Budh Gaya Temple Case

The Budh Gaya Temple Case
Author: Anagarika Dharmapala
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1895
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$C34351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Budh Gaya Temple Case Book Review:

A Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon

A Handbook for Travellers in India  Burma  and Ceylon
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1920
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MSU:31293027868292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon Book Review:

A Handbook for Travellers in India Pakistan Burma and Ceylon

A Handbook for Travellers in India  Pakistan  Burma and Ceylon
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1965
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015049047205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook for Travellers in India Pakistan Burma and Ceylon Book Review:

State of the Peoples

State of the Peoples
Author: Cultural Survival,Marc S. Miller,Cultural Survival Inc
Publsiher: Boston : Beacon Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015026982200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of the Peoples Book Review:

In honor of the U.N. Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples, this landmark study of human rights provides a provocative look at indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities whose lives and cultures are threatened with extinction. Simultaneous.