December 1, 2016
164 illus., 107 in color
12.00 Inches (US)
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2.55 Pounds (US)
$75.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Buddhist Cosmology

The Study of a Burmese Manuscript

In this book, a Burmese manuscript from the mid-nineteenth century is the catalyst for a study of the multifaceted Buddhist cosmos. The manuscript not only lays out the complex array of realms in the Buddhist universe but also ventures into a number of esoteric and little-understood aspects of the Theravāda cosmological system and its inhabitants. By presenting translations and narration of much of the manuscript's text and sharing his careful analysis of its vivid illustrations, the author uncovers fascinating details of the Theravāda Buddhist cosmos. Detailed color and black-and-white illustrations, including a complete reduced-scale reproduction of the manuscript, help clarify and explain the complex, segmented Buddhist cosmology.

About the Author

James Emanuel Bogle is a collector of Asian art and antiquities. He is the author of Thai and Other Southeast Asian Paintings: 18th through 20th Centuries.
Silkworm Books

9786162151224 : buddhist-cosmology-bogle
176 Pages
$75.00 USD

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