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JPII Encountering Buddhist Asia 005.JPG
Henri de Lubac, Aspects of Buddhism (London 1953). The Jesuit (later cardinal) De Lubac was a leading figure in the New Theology which paved the way for Vatican II. In the Library’s holdings this is one of the first of a series of texts up to the…

A Tibetan-English Dictionary (decorative title page).JPG
Sarat Chandra Das (1849 – 1917) was headmaster of the (Tibetan) Bhutia Boarding School in Darjeeling and travelled to Tibet several times from 1879 onwards, firstly as scholar and subsequently as spy for the British. Known (pejoratively) as “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…

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…

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”.…

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…

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 (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 (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…

A Contrast.JPG
This extract from the Freeman’s Journal, December 1878, reports on the religion of the Burmese people “which has often been observed in its external aspect to bear a striking resemblance to primitive Christianity”.
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