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By Filippo De Filippi

ISBN-10: 0415346789

ISBN-13: 9780415346788

First released in 1932.
As good as an intensive advent, this variation includes notes to all 4 books, a bibliographical index, a common index and an index of Tibetan phrases. The creation is especially invaluable in that it units the significance of Desideri's undertaking within the common context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet.
In Desideri's account we obtain the 1st actual common description of Tibet: from the flora and fauna to the sociological and anthropological features of the folks and an entire exposition of Lamaism. His is the single entire reconstruction that we own of the Tibetan faith, based solely 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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The queen and one of her cousins, daughter of the king of Ladakh,19 probably to be married to the prince, will be baptized one of these days. In other missions years may pass before the baptism Page 9 is . 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.

Xxv, 1905). It concluded as follows: ―What he (Puini) has now issued is by no means a complete edition of the Ragguaglto… Puini‘s work is entirely confined to the Tibetan …even this is not given in full, but is edited with a sort of …. Pending a complete edition of Desideri, Puini has made a valuable contribution to the of Tibetan and other primitive religions by the numerous critical remarks with which Page 39 he has accompanied his copious from the Ragguaglio‖, (p. 84), To introduce into Puini‘s book the omitted parts of Desideri‘s manuscript would have meant the upsetting of the whole order of the book, and the changing of its completely.

Their main was to rouse the newcomers the numerous lamas of the town by giving out that they had only come to pull down their pagodas and their religion. Fortunately none of the principal lamas, who were generally in attendance on the king, were at court now. But things were bad enough as they were, and enough reached the king‘s ears to render him more reserved towards them. Meanwhile, the two Fathers keptan eye on the future. Twenty months had passed since, from Cochin, they had reached this remote region.

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