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Sanatogen.JPG
This 1920 newspaper advertisement is perhaps one of the first appearances of ‘Buddha’ as a generic authority for gnomic feel-good statements aimed at a consumer market.

La vie de Saint François Xavier (map).JPG
The pioneer Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier’s travels took him to much of maritime South and East Asia, including Ceylon and Japan. The cult of Xavier in Ireland has involved widespread distribution of hagiographies and biographies. Bouhours’…

Freeman's Journal.JPG
According to the results of the Census of Ireland, 1871, Buddhism was one of ‘motley beliefs’ submitted under denominations.
“Among the motley beliefs comprised under “all
other denominations,” we find represented such creeds as…

China, in a series of views (title page).jpg
China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire.
Allom’s very popular illustrated travel books are a late reflection of the earlier tradition of travel writing but also demonstrate its…

China, in a series of views (Temple of Buddha).JPG
China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire.
Allom’s very popular illustrated travel books are a late reflection of the earlier tradition of travel writing but also demonstrate its…

China, in a series of views (Great Temple interior).JPG
China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire.
Allom’s very popular illustrated travel books are a late reflection of the earlier tradition of travel writing but also demonstrate its…

China, in a series of views (entrance to the Temple).JPG
China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire.
Allom’s very popular illustrated travel books are a late reflection of the earlier tradition of travel writing but also demonstrate its…

Annales Minorum (Luke Wadding).JPG
Working in Rome, the Irish Franciscan historian Luke Wadding included the story of Odoric of Pordenone in this history of the Order. Odoric travelled to Sri Lanka, China and perhaps Tibet in the early 14th century with “Brother James of Ireland”.…

Ancient Accounts of India and China (title page).JPG
In the European Enlightenment, sympathetic accounts of Chinese culture by Jesuit missionaries and others were often used to highlight the possibility of a secular and non-European civilization. Renaudot’s translation of Arabic texts - based on the…

An Irish English Primer (fables).JPG
Irish-English primer together with a few of Aesop’s fables, in Irish and English.
Aesop’s fables are part of a pan-Eurasian folklore tradition shared with the Jataka tales of the Buddha’s previous lives: tales such as “The fox and the…
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