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Heavenly Himalayas: The Murals of Mangyu and Other Discoveries in Ladakh

Door Peter van Ham

Categorie
Geschiedenis Azië
Boeknummer
#237589
Titel
Heavenly Himalayas: The Murals of Mangyu and Other Discoveries in Ladakh
Auteur
Ham, Peter van
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
Munich etc., Prestel
Jaar van uitgave
2010
ISBN10
3791345435
ISBN13
9783791345437
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
From the first century BCE to the thirteenth century, Kashmir was a thriving center of Buddhist culture and art. The rise of Islamic peoples led to the destruction of all temples constructed there during the Buddhist era. Yet in the remote Himalayas of Ladakh and other neighboring locations, a few of these archaeological and artistic treasures are exquisitely preserved and are reproduced here for the first time. This volume takes readers on a journey through these remote sites, focusing especially on the amazing temple complex of Mangyu. The chapels, shrines, and dazzling murals presented here not only reveal much about late Mahayana Buddhism in India-its art, culture, and history-but also help fill a gap in our knowledge of the development of early Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism.
Pagina's
175
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 35,00

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