An Account of Tibet: The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, S.J., 1712-1727

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Psychology Press, 1937 - Religion - 477 pages
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First published in 1932.
As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet.
In Desideri's account we receive the first accurate general description of Tibet: from the natural world to the sociological and anthropological aspects of the people and a complete exposition of Lamaism. His is the only complete reconstruction that we possess of the Tibetan religion, founded entirely on canonical texts. And all of this more than a century before Europeans had any knowledge of the Tibetan language.
  

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Contents

PREFACE by FHippo De Filippi
33
HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THIBET and an Account
47
CHAPTER I
53
Departure from Delly Arrival and Residence at Kascimir
70
CHAPTER IX
79
CHAPTER XI
90
CHAPTER XIII
99
CHAPTER XV
106
CHAPTER XVI
268
How the false Religion was brought to Thibet The firfi Temple
276
CHAPTER XIX
287
Of the Principal Places revered by the Thibettans and their
292
CHAPTER XXII
302
BOOK THE FOURTH
308
Departure from Delly and Arrival at Patina Voyage
330
CHAPTER XII
336

The Boundaries and Site of Great Thibet
117
Describing the Clothes and Food of the Thibettans
178
CHAPTER XV
184
Of the physical Characteriflics of the Thibettans their Occupations
187
BOOK THE THIRD
199
Relating other Beliefs and Arguments of the Thibettans concerning
238
Of the colossal and principal Error of the Thibettan Seft in denying
245
CHAPTER XII
251
CHAPTER XIV
258
CHAPTER XV
342
NOTES TO BOOK THE FIRST
374
NOTES TO BOOK THE SECOND
385
NOTES TO BOOK THE THIRD
409
NOTES TO BOOK THE FOURTH
426
GENERAL INDEX TIBETAN WORDS EXCEPTED
441
INDEX OF TIBETAN WORDS
457
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