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9783895009105
Gatter, Peer

Politics of Qat

The Role of a Drug in Ruling Yemen

21.0 x 28.0 cm, 880 p., hardback
98,00 €

For Imam Yahya, one of Yemen’s last kings, qat was a delight that he praised in poems. For his adversary, the revolutionary al-Zubayri, the plant was the “devil in the shape of a...

Series: Jemen-Studien Volume: 20 Part: 1
9783895007231
Pahlke, Michael

Die Hagiographie des La phyi ba Nam mkha’ rgyal mtshan (1372 bis 1437)

Eine Studie über das Leben eines tibetischen Heiligen

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 368 p., cloth
98,00 €

This is the life story of a saint who is deemed to be the reincarnation of the most famous Tibetan hermit, rJe btsun Mi la ras pa. Due to his more than three-decades long abode in...

9783895005329
Stark, Sören

Die Alttürkenzeit in Mittel- und Zentralasien

Archäologische und historische Studien

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 608 p., hardback
99,00 €

This study analyses aspects of the archaeology and history of the period of the Türk Qaghanats in Central Asia (ca. A.D. 550-750). A main focus is to assess the political, social...

Series: Nomaden und Sesshafte Volume: 06
9783895004551
Berg, Eberhard

Building the Sherpa’s New Present in the Age of Globalization

The construction of a novel tradtion as well as a collective Sherpa identity in a new place through the performance of Tibetan Buddhist ritual celebrations: a close look at the present revitalisation of Sherpa Buddhism, culture, and society

21.0 x 28.0 cm, 288 p., with dust jacket
39,80 €

The central concern of this book is a detailed examination of both the strategy and the means employed whereby the Sherpas have been successfully managing the creation of a novel...

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By Gudrun Bühnemann with Transliterations and Translations from the Newari by Kashinath Tamot

The Life of the Buddha

Buddhist and Saiva Iconography and Visual Narratives in Artists’ Sketchbooks from Nepal

21.0 x 28.0 cm, 204 p., with dust jacket
49,90 €

This book describes, analyses and reproduce line drawings from two manuscripts and a related section from a third manuscript. These are:
1. Manuscript M.82.169.2, preserved in...

9783895008900
Editor: Wenig, Steffen

In kaiserlichem Auftrag – Die Deutsche Aksum Expedition 1906 unter Enno Littmann

Band 2: Altertumskundliche Untersuchungen der DAE in Tigray/Äthiopien

19.0 x 29.0 cm, 402 p., hardback
79,00 €

The second part of the series “In kaiserlichem Auftrag” has the subheading “Archeological Studies of the DAE in Tigray / Ethiopia”. In more than 25 articles, authors will discuss...

9783895007828
Born, Robert

Die Christianisierung der Städte der Provinz Scythia Minor

Ein Beitrag zum spätantiken Urbanismus auf dem Balkan

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 264 p., hardback
58,00 €

Until the 7th century, the province Scythia Minor, situated between the mouth of the Danube and the Western shore of the Black Sea, was an important military and ecclesiopolitical...

9783895008924
Editor: Tubach, Jürgen; Vashalomidze, Sophia G.; Zimmer, Manfred

Caucasus during the Mongol Period – Der Kaukasus in der Mongolenzeit

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 360 p., hardback
98,00 €

The anthology takes a comparative approach to reconstructing the perceptions that the Armenians and Georgians developed of their Mongol conquerors in the 13th and 14th centuries....

9783895008870
Humbach, Helmut; Faiss, Klaus

Herodotus’s Scythians and Ptolemy’s Central Asia

Semasiological and Onomasiological Studies

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 104 p., cloth
39,00 €

The present book deals with semasiological and onomasiological questions in Herodotus's (5th century B.C.) famous portrayal of the Scythians and in Ptolemy's description of the...

9783895005923
Ausgewählt, übersetzt und kommentiert von Elguja Dadunashvili und Agnes Korn

Weise Frauen und geheimnisvolle Zeichen

Texte zum Volksglauben in Georgien

12.0 x 16.5 cm, 114 p., paperback / softback
12,80 €

This volume is the first attempt to present omen and taboo texts from Georgia in a structured form, and to make this type of traditional culture accessible for systematic...

9783895008368
Gaiser, Lars

Leben und Handeln im Alltag von Kairo

Sozialwissenschaftliche Analysen einer Gesellschaft im Umbruch

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 604 p., hardback
148,00 €

Under the influence of political and social discourses as a result of 9/11 and the Orientalist allegations on the part of Arab intellectuals, Lars Gaiser developed a new...

9783895007248
Roesler, Ulrike

Frühe Quellen zum buddhistischen Stufenweg in Tibet

Indische und tibetische Traditionen im »dPe chos« des Po-to-ba Rin-chen-gsal

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 740 p., hardback
69,00 €

During the 11th and 12th centuries, Tibetan culture underwent fundamental changes. It was during this period that Buddhism became firmly rooted on the Tibetan plateau and its...

9783882261738
Dostal, Walter

The Traditional Architecture of Ras al-Khaimah (North)

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 76 p., paperback / softback
22,00 €
9783895004537
Kieffer-Pülz, Petra

»Simavicarana«

A Pali letter on monastic boundaries by King Rama IV of Siam

13.0 x 21.0 cm, 104 p., paperback / softback
22,00 €

“Simavicarana” presents an annotated romanized edition of a letter composed in Pali by Thera Vajiranana - that is, by King Mogkut (Rama IV) of Siam when he was a monk before he...

9783895004544
Pakdeekham, Santi

Pitakamala. »The Garland of the Pitaka«

13.0 x 21.0 cm, 380 p., paperback / softback
39,00 €

“Pitakamala” or “The Garland of the Pitaka” is a Northern Thai text that describes the Buddhist scriptures as they were traditionally transmitted in palm-leaf manuscripts kept in...

9783895008245
Dagyeli, Jeanine Elif

»Gott liebt das Handwerk«

Moral, Identität und religiöse Legitimierung in der mittelasiatischen Handwerks-risala

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 320 p., hardback
98,00 €

The present book is the first large-scale research on the Central Asian crafts’ risala, a pre-Soviet code of conduct, and describes the crafts spiritual and social roots by...

Series: Iran – Turan Volume: 12
9783895008191
Rahman, Aman ur; Falk, Harry

Seals, Sealings and Tokens from Gandhara

24.0 x 30.0 cm, 240 p., hardback
89,00 €

Ancient seals say much about people, their names, preferred styles and self-esteem. Over many decades Aman ur Rahman has built a large collection of seals from North-Western...

9783895004513
Cicuzza, Claudio

A Mirror Reflecting the Entire World

The Pali »Buddhapadamangala« or »Auspicius Signs on the Buddha’s Feet«. Critical Edition with English Translation

13.0 x 21.0 cm, 302 p., paperback / softback
22,00 €

The “Buddhapadamangala” is an anonymous work in the corpus of Pali literature transmitted in Siam. Its starting point is the conventional description of the wheel mark on the...

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Editor: Lumbini International Research Institute; Deeg, Max; Durt, Hubert

The Birth of the Buddha

Proceedings of the Seminar held in Lumbini, Nepal, October 2004

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 462 p., with dust jacket
68,00 €
Subseries: LIRI Seminar Proceedings Series Volume: 3
9783895008016
Speidel, Michael P.; Fukushima, Tomoko

Dawn of Japan

Emperor Jimmu with his Gods and Warriors on Third-Century Bronze Mirrors

19.0 x 29.0 cm, 152 p., hardback
59,00 €

In a richly illustrated study, the authors trace Jimmu Tenno, Japan’s legendary first emperor, on bronze mirrors of his own time.The mirrors, while steeped in mythology, tell the...