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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 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 Directory of Sacred Places
The Author Timothy Whittaker
The Publisher Timothy Whittaker
Release Date2006-01-01
Genre Reference
ISBN 9780977044016
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book contains a comprehensive list of Sacred Places from around the world.

The Book Sacred Places Around the World
The Author Brad Olsen
The Publisher CCC Publishing
Release Date2004
Genre Religion
Pages 288
ISBN 9781888729108
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions. This replaces 1888729023.

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 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 The Sacred Place of Exile
The Author Carla Brewington
The Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date2013-02-01
Genre Religion
Pages 170
ISBN 9781621895824
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The person of exile may be considered a wanderer, a nomad, a refugee, or a rebel. People of exile can be the marginalized, the disenfranchised, the outcast, the left out, and the pushed away. Different terms are used, but what defines them all is separation. Exile is a dangerous and dominant theme that runs through Scripture, through the lives of the people of Israel, and through the universal church. Women who have known the sacred place of exile are uniquely qualified to form a women's mission. The case is made for a momentum shift in missiological thinking. There is a desperate and aching need for a women's mission, which could lead the way to a women's missionary movement. The emergence of such a mission/movement is indeed fraught with skepticism and suspicion from many of those inside the church and leaders in the missionary world. But the radical, disruptive, costly following of Jesus to those outside the camp is our calling.

The Book Religious sites in America
The Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
The Publisher Abc-Clio Inc
Release Date2000-10-01
Genre Reference
Pages 508
ISBN STANFORD:36105028656697
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Lists religious centers and holy places throughout the United States, giving location, origin, history, size, accessibility, purpose, and influence, and covers beliefs ranging from Native American religions to modern evangelism.

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 The History of Sacred Places in India As Reflected in Traditional Literature
The Author Hans Bakker
The Publisher BRILL
Release Date1990
Genre Foreign Language Study
Pages 221
ISBN 9004093184
Language English, Spanish, And French
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 SRI KSETRA Modern Pyay
The Author Andrea Pistolesi
The Publisher PadPlaces
Release Date2014-11-17
Genre Photography
ISBN 9788898437160
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The images captured by Andrea Pistolesi, of an unusual landscape of the precious archaeological and monumental heritage of Myanmar, suggested the initiative. To present to a wider public a little known aspect of the history of urbanisation in Southeast Asia: the cities of the Pyu culture. An extensive photo gallery and a precise archaeological presentation are a pleasant introduction to one of the best preserved areas of Burma, the modern Myanmar.

The Book South African Labour Bulletin
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre Working class
ISBN STANFORD:36105131547346
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Population Redistribution and Development in South Asia
The Author L.A. Kosinski
The Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date2012-12-06
Genre Science
Pages 256
ISBN 9789400953093
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The mutual relationship between change in population distribution and its determinants and consequences on one hand, and social and economic development on the other, is becoming an increasingly important area of concern for researchers, policy makers and planners alike. During tha last several years the International Geographical Union Commission on Population Geography has devoted much of its attention to this problem and organized a series of international meetings focusing on population redistribution and its ramifications in different parts of the world. During one such meeting, held in 1980 in Karachi, Pakistan, some thirty papers were submitted by participants coming mostly from five countries in South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The present volume is an outcome of that symposium, but it should not be regarded merely as a report of proceedings; these have been published separately by the Commission. Furthermore, all Pakistani papers were published in their original version in a separate volume edited by M.1. Siddiqi, who coordinated local arrangements for the meeting on behalf of Karachi University. This present volume offers only a selection of the original papers, all substantially edited and thoroughly revised, and brings them together with additionally solicited texts. All original figures have been redrawn and tables and references have been updated and standardized as much as possible.

The Book Burma
The Author Alexandra Green
The Publisher
Release Date2002
Genre Art, Burmese
Pages 180
ISBN 0714124060
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book When Cats Reigned Like Kings
The Author Georgie Anne Geyer
The Publisher Transaction Publishers
Release Date2012-11-14
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 271
ISBN 9781412846851
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In her fascinating exploration of feline history, Georgie Anne Geyer explores the connections between the royal and sacred felines of ancient civilizations and the beloved domestic cats of today. Chasing an irresistible mystery across the globe, Geyer conducts exhaustive research into the little-known puzzle of how cats came to occupy their unique position in the lives of humans. Treated with the tenacity, resourcefulness, and narrative instinct of a seasoned foreign correspondent, the investigation yields unexpected answers and poses tantalizing new questions. It was Geyer’s curiosity about her own cats that inspired her to study the history of human-feline relations and especially the exalted status of cats among the ancients as royal or sacred beings. In Egypt, Geyer learned of the cat-goddess Bastet and of the cat’s role in the transmigration of souls. In Myanmar she saw Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin, and the other incongruously named cats of the Nga Phe Kyaung monastery, trained by the monks to jump through hoops. She even met a family who dutifully guards the heritage of the Japanese Bobtail, cultivating the line in—of all places—rural Virginia. Richly illustrated with photographs of Geyer’s journeys and historical cat images, When Cats Reigned Like Kings describes forty-one recognized modern cat breeds plus other popular cats. Every cat lover can, thus, trace his or her cat to these breeds and their many relatives. The result is a remarkable book, bound to delight and amaze cat fanciers and adventure seekers.

The Book Towards Democratising Tourism
The Author
The Publisher EQUATIONS
Release Date
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Sacred Economies
The Author Michael J. Walsh
The Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date2010-03-25
Genre Religion
Pages 256
ISBN 9780231519939
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Buddhist monasteries in medieval China employed a variety of practices to ensure their ascendancy and survival. Most successful was the exchange of material goods for salvation, as in the donation of land, which allowed monks to spread their teachings throughout China. By investigating a variety of socioeconomic spaces produced and perpetuated by Chinese monasteries, Michael J. Walsh reveals the "sacred economies" that shaped early Buddhism and its relationship with consumption and salvation. Centering his study on Tiantong, a Buddhist monastery that has thrived for close to seventeen centuries in southeast China, Walsh follows three main topics: the spaces monks produced, within and around which a community could pursue a meaningful existence; the social and economic avenues through which monasteries provided diverse sacred resources and secured the primacy of Buddhist teachings within an agrarian culture; and the nature of "transactive" participation within monastic spaces, which later became a fundamental component of a broader Chinese religiosity. Unpacking these sacred economies and repositioning them within the history of religion in China, Walsh encourages a different approach to the study of Chinese religion, emphasizing the critical link between religious exchange and the production of material culture.

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 The Birman Cat Worldwide
The Author Vivienne Smith
The Publisher
Release Date1991
Genre Burmese cat
Pages 752
ISBN 0951879901
Language English, Spanish, And French