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The Book Sacred Sites of Burma
The Author Donald Martin Stadtner
The Publisher River Books Press Dist A C
Release Date2011
Genre Architecture
Pages 348
ISBN 9749863607
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The sacred sites of Burma are amongst the most beautiful and spectacular in all of Asia. However, the fame and sacredness of these holy places rests almost solely on the myths and legends that surround their founding and the origins of their relics. These Buddhist tales can arise and evolve with astounding speed and creativity drawing on a variety of sources ranging from local folklore to Sri Lankan chronicles. This book uncovers the evidence for and traces the development of these intricate myths across a wide spectrum of sacred sites ranging from Yangon and the Mon State in Lower Burma to Pagan and Mandalay in Upper Burma as well as considering the areas of Shan influence around Inle lake. The author illustrates how sacred sites can emerge with remarkable frequency even in our own time with only those that possess myths catching the imagination of the Buddhist faithful having any chance of long term survival. This book represents an essential read for anyone interested in the development of Buddhism in its many aspects, be they its art, archaeology, history or belief.


The Book Encyclopedia of Sacred Places
The Author Norbert Brockman
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2011-09-13
Genre Religion
Pages 681
ISBN 9781598846546
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This thoroughly revised and updated encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture.


The Book Myanmar Burma
The Author Helmut Köllner
The Publisher Hunter Publishing, Inc
Release Date1998
Genre Burma
Pages 255
ISBN 3886184153
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: These great-value guides cover destinations far and wide around the globe. Established in 1990, Nelles Guides sought to provide travelers with comprehensive destination coverage in a handy, take-along format. Today, the tradition continues. Nelles Guides are researched and written by local correspondents and are updated regularly. Each book has a well-rounded introduction that delves into the country's history and culture, tempting the reader to explore. The "What to See & Do" section for each area can cover anything from sightseeing and driving tours to jungle treks and visits to the local museums. You'll find detailed entries for restaurants, shopping, entertainment, festivals and more. All accommodations are categorized by price level, making it easy for the reader to select a place to suit his/her budget. Practical travel issues -- health concerns, climate & clothing, visa requirements, currency, transportation, etc. -- are also addressed.


The Book Sacred Places
The Author Brad Olsen
The Publisher CCC Publishing
Release Date2000
Genre Sacred space
Pages 238
ISBN 1888729023
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.


The Book Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife
The Author Jonathan H. X. Lee
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2011
Genre Social Science
Pages 1254
ISBN 9780313350665
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. * More than 600 entries * Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors * Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife * An appendix of Asian American folktales


The Book The Atlas of Holy Places Sacred Sites
The Author Colin Wilson
The Publisher
Release Date1996
Genre Atlases, British
Pages 192
ISBN 0751303372
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This account of holy sites and mysterious ruins aims to capture the spirit of the places themselves. It explains their myths and legends and shows their continuing importance down the ages. Part One examines over 100 key sites and shows how they came to be regarded as sacred and their subsequent history. The sites are divided geographically into sections, such as Africa and the Middle East, Europe and Australia, and the Pacific. Each of these areas is introduced by a hand-drawn map showing all of the sites described and other areas of interest, such as ancient burial grounds, temples and natural sites. Part Two is a map-based gazetteer of over 1000 sacred sites. The sites are plotted over 20 maps, which are then followed by listings giving information about each holy place. The maps show the location of each site and the period in which it was built or used.


The Book Hard Travel to Sacred Places
The Author Rudolph Wurlitzer
The Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date1995-09-11
Genre Travel
Pages 161
ISBN 1570621179
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Hard Travel to Sacred Places is the record of a personal odyssey through Southeast Asia, an external and internal journey through grief and the painful realities of a decadent age. Wurlitzer—novelist, screenwriter, and Buddhist practitioner—travels with his wife, photographer Lynn Davis, on a photo assignment to the sacred sites of Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. Heavy Westernization, sex clubs, aging hippies and expatriates, and political dissidents provide a vivid contrast to the peace that Wurlitzer and Davis seek, still reeling from the death of their son in a car accident. As Davis with her camera searches for a thread of meaning among the artifacts and relics of a more enlightened age, Wurlitzer grasps at the wisdom of the Buddhist teachings in an effort to assuage his grief. His journal chronicles the survival of age-old truths in a world gone mad.


The Book The Maritime Frontier of Burma
The Author Jos J. L. Gommans
The Publisher Brill Academic Pub
Release Date2002-01-01
Genre History
Pages 248
ISBN STANFORD:36105111363334
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Situated at the periphery of both South and Southeast Asia, the maritime frontier of Burma (Arakan, Lower Burma and Tenasserim) has long been neglected area of study. In spite of its location at the outskirts of powerful Asian polities such as Taungngu Burma, Ayutthaya and Mughal India, it served as an important cultural and commercial crossroads connecting all the regions surrounding the Bay of Bengal. For the first time in Burmese studies, this volume explores the interactive elements of Coastal Burma's civilization by bringing together a unique array of scholars, both historians and art historians, both anglophones and francophones, both South Asianists and Southeast Asianists. The result is a creative and colorful pastiche that pays tribute to Burma's distinctive political, cultural and commercial place in the Indian Ocean world.


The Book Sacred Places of the World
The Author Robert H. Dalton
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Sacred space
Pages 208
ISBN STANFORD:36105120963561
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book South East Asia Research
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Southeast Asia
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015078233270
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Handbook to India Burma and Ceylon
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1920
Genre India
Pages
ISBN WISC:89054137625
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Murray s Handbook India Pakistan Burma Ceylon
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1959
Genre South Asia
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015065608195
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon
The Author John Murray (Firm)
The Publisher
Release Date1907
Genre Burma
Pages 524
ISBN UCSD:31822038214631
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Wonders of the World
The Author Alain Mahuzier
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Architecture
Pages 199
ISBN 184013688X
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Journal of the Burma Research Society
The Author Burma Research Society
The Publisher
Release Date1977
Genre Burma
Pages
ISBN SRLF:A0010366359
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Includes various articles on the Burmese and allied languages.


The Book The Mists of R ma a
The Author Michael Aung-Thwin
The Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release Date2005
Genre History
Pages 433
ISBN UOM:39015061461177
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "The Mists of Ramanna is a tour de force that challenges our fundamental understanding of early Southeast Asia. It will be essential reading for those interested in the history, art history, linguistics, ethnic studies, and archaeology of the region."--BOOK JACKET.


The Book Ethnographic Notes on the Akhas of Burma
The Author Paul White Lewis
The Publisher
Release Date1969
Genre Akha (Asian people)
Pages 1752
ISBN UOM:39015011232652
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Along the Path
The Author Kory Goldberg
The Publisher Pariyatti
Release Date2012-06-26
Genre Travel
Pages 422
ISBN 9781928706564
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This unique guidebook covering India and Nepal's sacred sites offers a rich anthology of deeply inspiring stories relating to each of the pilgrimage sites connected to the Buddha's life and teaching.


The Book Where China Meets India
The Author Thant Myint-U
The Publisher Faber & Faber
Release Date2011-08-18
Genre History
Pages 384
ISBN 9780571277780
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: China and India have always been seperated not only by the Himalayas, but also by the impenetrable jungle and remote areas that once stretched across Burma. Now this last great frontier will likely vanish - forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies ended - leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. This basic shift in geography is as profound as the opening of the Suez Canal and is taking place just as the centre of the world's economy moves to the East. Thant Myint-U has travelled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming shopping malls now sit alongside the last remaining forests and impoverished mountain communities. In Where China Meets India he explores the new strategic centrality of Burma, the country of his ancestry, where Asia's two rising giant powers - China and India - appear to be vying for supremacy. Part travelogue, part history, part investigation, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the region's long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world. Thant Myint-U is the author of The River of Lost Footsteps and has written articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the New Statesman. He has worked alongside Kofi Annan at the UN's Department of Political Affairs and currently works as a special consultant to the Burmese government.


The Book A Handbook for Travellers in India Pakistan Burma and Ceylon
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1920
Genre South Asia
Pages
ISBN CHI:16226463
Language English, Spanish, And French