[PDF] Sacred Sites of Burma

Book Sacred Sites of Burma Cover

Download and read the Sacred Sites of Burma book written by Donald Martin Stadtner, available in various formats such as PDF, EPUB, MOBI, Tuebl and others. Register now, 7 days free trial.

Sacred Sites of Burma Product Detail:

  • Publisher : River Books Press Dist A C
  • Release : 04 October 2022
  • ISBN : 9749863607
  • Page : 348 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

Sacred Sites of Burma Book Summary/Review:

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.

GET THIS BOOK

Sacred Sites of Burma

Sacred Sites of Burma
  • Author : Donald Martin Stadtner
  • Publisher : River Books Press Dist A C
  • Release Date : 2011
  • ISBN : 9749863607
GET THIS BOOKSacred Sites of Burma

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

Hard Travel to Sacred Places

Hard Travel to Sacred Places
  • Author : Rudolph Wurlitzer
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 1995-09-11
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106014596396
GET THIS BOOKHard Travel to Sacred Places

On a journey through Southeast Asia, a writer discovers the survival of age-old truths in a world gone mad. "A brilliant corrective to euphemistic travel writing and a profound look at the spiritual life under duress... Wurlitzer sets a new standard of truth for the widening crowd of those who would write about the spiritual life." - San Francisco Chronicle "A dark jewel, sharp and compact...what a rare thing Wurlitzer has written: a book of spirit that cuts to

Myanmar (Burma) since the 1988 Uprising

Myanmar (Burma) since the 1988 Uprising
  • Author : Andrew Selth
  • Publisher : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Release Date : 2022-01-24
  • ISBN : 9789814951784
GET THIS BOOKMyanmar (Burma) since the 1988 Uprising

Updated by popular demand, this is the fourth edition of this important bibliography. It lists a wide selection of works on or about Myanmar published in English and in hard copy since the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, which marked the beginning of a new era in Myanmar’s modern history. There are now 2,727 titles listed. They have been written, edited, translated or compiled by over 2,000 people, from many different backgrounds. These works have been organized into thirty-five subject chapters containing ninety-five discrete

China's Sacred Sites

China's Sacred Sites
  • Author : Shun-xun Nan,Beverly Foit-Albert
  • Publisher : Himalayan Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • ISBN : 0893892629
GET THIS BOOKChina's Sacred Sites

The ancient Chinese developed building techniques that are astounding in their ability to match nature and endure for centuries. China's Sacred Sites presents a vision of architecture as a harmonious interaction of human culture and the natural world. Over 300 color photos and architectural drawings document some of the most remarkable achievements of mountainscape feng shui. The wisdom of these ancient builders is particularly relevant today as sustainable building practices and green design take architecture in new directions.

Directory of Sacred Places

Directory of Sacred Places
  • Author : Timothy Whittaker
  • Publisher : Timothy Whittaker
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780977044016
GET THIS BOOKDirectory of Sacred Places

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

Sacred Places

Sacred Places
  • Author : Brad Olsen
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : 1888729023
GET THIS BOOKSacred Places

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.

Sacred Places Around the World

Sacred Places Around the World
  • Author : Brad Olsen
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781888729313
GET THIS BOOKSacred Places Around the World

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

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places
  • Author : Norbert Brockman
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781598846546
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of Sacred Places

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.

Splendour of Buddhism in Burma

Splendour of Buddhism in Burma
  • Author : Pascal Christel
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Release Date : 2020-10-18
  • ISBN : 9781543758177
GET THIS BOOKSplendour of Buddhism in Burma

SPLENDOUR OF BUDDHISM IN BURMA A JOURNEY TO THE GOLDEN LAND BY PASCAL CHRISTEL An illustrated book offers a wide-ranging overview of Buddhism in Myanmar. Having been struck by the wonder and visual magnificence of Myanmar (Burma) during his travels there in 2015, Christel was inspired to write this work exploring the intricacies of the land, which, as he points out, has yet to be completely overrun with tourists. Visitors may find the place difficult to understand in any case, the

A Heritage of Ruins

A Heritage of Ruins
  • Author : William R. Chapman
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-31
  • ISBN : 9780824837938
GET THIS BOOKA Heritage of Ruins

The ancient ruins of Southeast Asia have long sparked curiosity and romance in the world’s imagination. They appear in accounts of nineteenth-century French explorers, as props for Indiana Jones’ adventures, and more recently as the scene of Lady Lara Croft’s fantastical battle with the forces of evil. They have been featured in National Geographic magazine and serve as backdrops for popular television travel and reality shows. Now William Chapman’s expansive new study explores the varied roles these

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]
  • Author : Norbert C. Brockman
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781598846553
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of Sacred Places, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Now thoroughly revised and updated, this 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. • Over 300 A–Z entries covering sites and pilgrimages sacred to the world's major religious traditions • Illustrative photographs and maps • A glossary of relevant terms • Appendices listing sites by country, faith tradition, and placement in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)
  • Author : Donald M. Seekins
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-03-27
  • ISBN : 9781538101834
GET THIS BOOKHistorical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar) contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Buddhist Monuments And Temples Of Myanmar And Thailand

Buddhist Monuments And Temples Of Myanmar And Thailand
  • Author : W. Vivian De Thabrew
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2014-03-11
  • ISBN : 9781491896228
GET THIS BOOKBuddhist Monuments And Temples Of Myanmar And Thailand

This is a mainly pictorial work, featuring recent color photographs taken by the author of the many different styles and features of Buddhist images, stupas, or pagodas found in two of the most prominent Buddhist countries in Asia. Accompanying the photographs is the text describing the magnificent architectural heritage of Buddhism and also explaining the origin and development of the images and stupas. The photographs attempt to exhibit the physical expression of one of the world’s major religions, which

Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings

Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings
  • Author : Alexandra Green
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-04
  • ISBN : 9789888390885
GET THIS BOOKBuddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings

Step into a Burmese temple built between the late seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries and you are surrounded by a riot of color and imagery. The majority of the highly detailed wall paintings displays Buddhist biographical narratives, inspiring the devotees to follow the Buddha’s teachings. Alexandra Green goes one step further to consider the temples and their contents as a whole, arguing that the wall paintings mediate the relationship between the architecture and the main Buddha statues in the

Architectural Conservation in Asia

Architectural Conservation in Asia
  • Author : John H. Stubbs,Robert G. Thomson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781317406181
GET THIS BOOKArchitectural Conservation in Asia

At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out local insights, experiences, best practice and solutions for effective cultural heritage management that will inform study and practice both in Asia and beyond. Whereas architectural conservation in much of the Western world has been extensively documented, this book