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xi, 268, 16 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Preface
  • 1. Previous work on the Lives of St Ailbhe
  • 2. Contents of the Life
  • 3. Manuscripts, editions and character of the various recensions
  • 4. The Codex Samanticensis (S) version of the Latin Life
  • 5. The Rawlinson (R) version of Ailbhe's Life
  • 6. The Trinity College (T) and Marsh's Library (M) version of the Life
  • 7. The vernacular version of the Life
  • Commentary
  • Appendices.
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1,116 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
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1 volume (various pagings) : facsimiles ; 27 cm.
This monograph is a study of the Rgyal ba'i dben gnas rwa sgreng gi bshad pa nyi ma'i 'od zer (Rays of the Sun: A Statement about Rwa sgreng Monastery, Hermitage of the Victor), which is a newly discovered hand-written manuscript from the Fifth Dalai Lama's private library at 'Bras spungs monastery, Lhasa. It is the first known work devoted solely to Rwa sgreng monastery, the mother monastery of the Bka' gdams school founded by 'Brom ston Rgyal ba'i 'byung gnas (1005-1064) in 1057 after the death of his master Atiś a (982-1054).The Bka' gdams school no longer exists, but it has greatly influenced major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, such as Dge lugs, Bka' brgyud, and Sa skya school. Rwa sgreng monastery itself has shifted to the Dge lugs school, but it still has a strong presence as a monastery related to Bka' gdams school. Since this work was written at approximately the end of the thirteenth century, it is a relatively early text in the history of the Bka' gdams school, and it provides valuable historical, political, and sociological data on Rwa sgreng monastery.This study aids understanding of the history of Rwa sgreng monastery and the early Bka' gdams school--and more broadly illuminates important aspects of Tibetan history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674975569 20170418
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xvii, 1029 pages ; 26 cm.
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xv, 224 pages ; 26 cm.
Green Library
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221 pages ; 26 cm.
  • The Sāṃkhyatattvanirṇayāvatāra chapter
  • The Vedāntatattvaviniścaya chapter
  • The text
  • The translation
  • Sigla
  • Sāṃkhyatattvanirṇayāvatāra
  • Vedāntatattvaviniścaya
  • The definitive conclusion of reality according to Sāṃkhya
  • The determination of reality according to Vedānta
  • Bibliography
  • Index to Sanskrit verses.
The Madhyamakahrdayakarika along with its auto-commentary, the Tarkajvala, is the earliest work to examine Sravaka, Yogacara, Samkhya, Vaisesika, Vedanta, and Mimamsa in detail. Olle Qvarnstrom provides a critical edition and English translation of the Samkhya and Vedanta chapters of this treatise and a historical introduction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674088498 20160919
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xiii, 751 pages ; 26 cm.
Brahmanical Theories of the Gift constitutes the first critical edition and translation into any modern language of a dananibandha, a classical Hindu legal digest devoted to the culturally and religiously important topic of gifting. David Brick has included an extensive historical introduction to the text and its subject matter.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674088481 20160619
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volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm.
  • Teil 1. Texte und Glossar
  • Teil 2. Grammatik.
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lxxiii, 543 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Tarun Chhabra offers detailed ethnographic descriptions of multiple aspects of the culture of the Todas, the oldest inhabitants of the Nilgiri Hills of South India. Chhabra's prologue details his journey to becoming a Toda "insider." The text and appendices include significant new data, and the book represents a major breakthrough in Toda studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674088504 20160619
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10. Anathomia Gydo [2014]

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vi, 187, 16 pages ; 23 cm.
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xv, 332 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Historical context
  • Translation of the Arte da lingua Malabar
  • Organization of the Arte
  • Afterword
  • Appendices.
"Arte da Lingua Malabar" is a grammar of the Tamil spoken in the sixteenth century by the Parava pearl fisher community on the east coast of South India between Kanyakumari and Rameswaram. Fr. Henrique Henriques, S.J., a Portuguese Jesuit missionary to South India, was the first diligent student of Tamil from Europe. He wrote this grammar in Portuguese around 1549 CE for the benefit of his colleagues engaged in learning the local language for spreading their religious beliefs. Consequently, "Arte da Lingua Malabar" reflects the first linguistic contact between India and the West. This grammar is unique in many aspects. It is not based on traditional Indian grammars; rather, it uses Latin grammatical categories to describe sixteenth-century Tamil. The effort to describe a language (Tamil) in terms of an unrelated language (Portuguese) has resulted in several inaccuracies in transliteration and scribing. Yet, "Arte da Lingua Malabar" is the best evidence for showing how sixteenth-century Tamil was heard and written by a sixteenth-century Portuguese. This English translation by Jeanne Hein and V. S. Rajam also includes analysis of the grammar and a description of the political context in which it was written.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674727236 20160612
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1,429 p. ; 26 cm.
The "Yogacarabhumi, " a fourth-century Sanskrit treatise, is the largest Indian text on Buddhist meditation. Its enormous scope exhaustively encompasses all yoga instructions on the disciplines and contemplative exercises of "sravaka, " "pratyekabuddha, " and "bodhisattva" practitioners. The thoroughness of the text meant that the "Yogacarabhumi" became the fundamental source for later Buddhist writings on meditation across Asia. The present edited volume, conceived by Geumgang University in South Korea, brings together the scholarship of thirty-four leading Buddhist specialists on the "Yogacarabhumi" from across the globe. The essays elaborate the background and environment in which the "Yogacarabhumi" was composed and redacted, provide a detailed summary of the work, raise fundamental and critical issues about the text, and reveal its reception history in India, China, and Tibet. The volume also provides a thorough survey of contemporary Western and Asian scholarship on the "Yogacarabhumi" in particular and the Yogacara tradition more broadly. "The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners" aims not only to tie together the massive research on this text that has been carried out in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Europe, and the United States up to now, but also to make this scholarship accessible to all students and scholars of Buddhism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674725430 20160612
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690 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
This book is a "thick" description and interpretation of the ethnography of the Mru and Khumi, who live in the Chittagong/Arakan Hills straddling Bangladesh, India, and Burma. They are Tibeto-Burmese speaking horticulturalists practicing swidden agriculture. The work is the outcome of several periods of fieldwork dating back to 1955--1957, 1964, and 1990. Lorenz G. Loffler describes in great detail the material and spiritual culture of these populations: from dwellings and implements to life cycle and social structure, from folklore to religious rituals. All the important local terms are given in Mru and English. The book includes a number of Mru texts along with their translations. It is illustrated by nearly a hundred color photographs and some thirty drawings and designs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674066861 20160609
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volumes : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Volume 1 includes annotated tables of contents for volumes 1-103 with indexes of articles, authors and names.
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xii, 328, 14 p. ; 23 cm.
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x, 309, 14 p. ; 23 cm.
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xiii, 196 p. : ill., maps, port., plates ; 26 cm.
This volume discusses the Bhaiksuki manuscript of the Candralamkara ("Ornament of the Moon"), a commentary of the twelfth century based on the Candravyakarana, Candragomin's seminal Buddhist grammar of Sanskrit (fifth century). The discovery of the Bhaiksuki script and of all available written sources are described. The detailed study of this codex unicus of the Candralamkara is accompanied by a facsimile edition and extensive tables of the script, a long-felt desideratum in the field of palaeography. The Buddhist author of the commentary has been identified for the first time, and the nature of his treatise and its position in the Candra school of grammar have been expounded. The history of the manuscript and newly discovered traces of the Bhaiksuki script in Tibet are discussed. This publication will serve as a prolegomenon necessary for the preparation of a critical edition of the Candralamkara, which until now was believed to have been lost irretrievably. "The Bhaiksuki Manuscript of the Candralamkara" will appeal to specialists with interests in a variety of fields such as Indian palaeography, grammar, Buddhism, history, and Indo-Tibetan studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674051386 20160604
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viii, 276 p. ; 27 cm.
This volume is a study and edition of Bcom Idan ral gri's (1227-1305) Bstan pa rgyas pa rgyan gyi nyi 'od. Likely composed in the last decades of the thirteenth century, this systematic list of Buddhist Sutras, Tantras, Shastras, and related genres translated primarily from Sanskrit and other Indic languages holds an important place in the history of Buddhist literature in Tibet. It affords a glimpse of one Tibetan scholar's efforts to classify more than two thousand titles of Buddhist literature in the decades before the canonical collections known as the Bka' 'gyur and the Bstan 'gyur achieved a relatively stable form. Tibetan historiography traces the origin of the Bka' 'gyur and Bstan 'gyur to Bcom Idan ral gri's efforts, though the unique structure of the Bstan pa rgyas pa rgyan gyi nyi 'od, which differs greatly from available Bka' 'gyur and Bstan 'gyur catalogues, shows that the situation is more complex. Known to contemporary scholars of Tibetan literature for some time through mention in other works, Bcom Idan ral gri's survey has recently become available for the first time in two manuscripts. The present work contains a detailed historical introduction, an annotated edition of the two manuscripts, as well as concordances and appendices intended to aid the comparative study of early Tibetan collections of Indic Buddhist literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674014596 20160604
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vi, 137 p. ; 23 cm.
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xl, 104, 14 p. ; 23 cm.
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