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Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet
 
 
Author
Trent Pomplun.
Publisher Oxford  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780195377866
Pages/Publication Date 302/2010
Daedalus Item Code 30748
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Based on close readings of a wide range of primary sources in Tibetan, Italian, and Latin, this book follows the 171521 journey of Jesuit missionary Ippolito Desideri across the great Western deserts of Tibet; his entry into the court of the Mongol chieftain Lhazang Khan; and his flight across Eastern Tibet in wartime. Desideri relates the dramatic encounter between his Jesuit philosophy and the scholasticism of the Geluk monks; the personal conflict between his own Roman Catholic beliefs and his appreciation of Tibet religion and culture; and the travails of a variety of colorful characters whose political intrigues led to the invasion of Zunghar Mongols of 1717 and the establishment of the Chinese protectorate in 1720.

"[Trent] Pomplun's study is well researched and elegantly written, a sophisticated sympathetic, even exciting account of Ippolito Desideri's five-year mission to Tibet.... Generous, thought provoking, and exceptionally well researched."Theological Studies

 
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