Filippo De Filippi's An Account of Tibet: The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of PDF

By Filippo De Filippi

ISBN-10: 0415346789

ISBN-13: 9780415346788

First released in 1932.
As good as an intensive creation, this variation comprises notes to all 4 books, a bibliographical index, a common index and an index of Tibetan phrases. The advent is especially invaluable in that it units the significance of Desideri's project within the normal 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 facets of the folk and an entire exposition of Lamaism. His is the single entire reconstruction that we own of the Tibetan faith, based totally on canonical texts. And all of this greater than a century ahead of Europeans had any wisdom of the Tibetan language.

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Moreover, do we not know that the during the years which he spent in Spain? And he was an with miracles and had the gift of tongues. James made only seven converts who supported his teaching It was the unchanging favourable attitude of the king on which both writers mainly founded their . This they are careful to explicitly. 20 But by its very conspicuousness this pronounced royal favour carried with it an element of danger that was probably overlooked by the zealous missionaries. The powerful lama , with the king‘s brother at their head, could not but look askance at all this kindness lavished upon the newcomers.

61 This is all Cabral has to say about this winter journey across the mountain range on earth. The reader is left to imagine those paths and passes buried under deep snow at an altitude of many thousand feet, and in the of these the lonely traveller with his one or two guides whose language he hardly , and thence to form his judgment of the grit and intrepidity required to undertake it and carry it through, As they were the bearers of letters for the king of Nepal, their road no doubt went by Katmandu, whither ninety-three years later Father Desideri was to on quitting Lhasa.

Probably before receiving this letter, on 3rd January, 1710, Saraya informed the General that Fathers Giuseppe Martinetti and Frans Borgia Koch had been charged to undertake a new venture from Agra. 71 The Provincial, however, did not allow matters to , and in November, 1713, he appointed the Italian, Father Ippolito Desideri, to the mission. While Desideri was at Rome, he had heard the accounts from India about a possible reopening of the Tibet mission, and had generously volunteered for this arduous task.

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