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Waddell, L. A. (Laurence Austine) 1854-1938

Overview
Works: 143 works in 633 publications in 2 languages and 4,197 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: BQ7602, 294.392309515
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Most widely held works by L. A Waddell
The Buddhism of Tibet ; or, Lamaism by L. A Waddell( Book )

131 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lhasa and its mysteries, with a record of the expedition of 1903-1904 by L. A Waddell( Book )

56 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful officer in the colonial Indian Medical Service, Glasgow-educated Laurence Austine Waddell (1854-1938) was fascinated by the landscapes and cultures of Darjeeling and Tibet, studied local languages, and spent his leisure time researching and writing on Tibetan topics. His earlier books The Buddhism of Tibet (1895) and Among the Himalayas (1899) are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Waddell had attempted to enter Lhasa (then closed to foreigners) in disguise in 1892, but did not succeed until he accompanied the controversial British expedition to Tibet in 1903-4; he describes his arrival there as 'the realisation of a vivid and long-cherished dream'. His eyewitness account of how the 'peaceful mission' became an 'invasion' occupies the first half of this 1905 publication. The later chapters vividly portray the city and its inhabitants. The book includes more than a hundred of Waddell's own photographs, as well as maps and line drawings
Tibetan Buddhism : with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and in its relation to Indian Buddhism by L. A Waddell( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late L.A. Waddell was an almost unique authority on hidden Tibet. Stationed for years with the Indian Army at Darjeeling, just over the border from Tibet (which Europeans were forbidden to enter), he systematically studied the language and culture of Tibet with the most authoritative lamaistic scholars. Several times he risked his life by entering Tibet in disguise. During the Younghusband invasion of 1905 he was what amounted to cultural expert for the expedition. With the possible exception of Sir Charles Bell, Waddell was the authority par excellence on Tibet. Waddell's book is an extremely thorough, extremely detailed survey of all aspects of Tibetan religion, both Redcap and Yellowcap sects, as well as the non-Buddhist Bönpa. It begins with a summary of early Buddhism, emphasizing the changes in it that eventually led to the Tibetan form. Is discusses the doctrinal and ritual aspects of the religion, the metaphysical aspects of the doctrine and the vast literature (some 108 volumes of Canon and 227 volumes of commentary). It reviews the history of Lamaism from its first emergence in Tibet, the lives of the great saints, the rise of the Dalai Lama, the importance of other divine incarnations, the importance of monasteries, monastic discipline, and the enormous pantheon of gods, demigods and demons. Popular religion is also considered, including sorcery, folk practices and divination, and related areas like astrology. No other book contains so much specific, basic detail, with the result that Waddell's work will probably never be superseded. It abounds with translations of Indian and Tibetan documents and texts, summaries of important works, annotated pictorial representations and a wealth of data that will always be invaluable to the historian of religion, orientalist, or reader interested in the remarkable religious experience of Tibet." -- Publisher's description
The Indo-Sumerian seals deciphered : discovering Sumerians of Indus valley as Phoenicians, Barats, Goths & famous Vedic Aryans, 3100-2300 B.C. by L. A Waddell( Book )

27 editions published between 1925 and 1980 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aryan origin of the alphabet, disclosing the Sumero-Phoenician parentage of our letters ancient & modern by L. A Waddell( Book )

17 editions published between 1927 and 2004 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian civilization, its Sumerian origin and real chronology; and Sumerian origin of Egyptian hieroglyphs by L. A Waddell( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the Himalayas by L. A Waddell( Book )

23 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurence Austine Waddell (1854-1938) spent twenty-five years as a medical officer in the colonial Indian Medical Service. Fascinated by the landscapes and cultures of Darjeeling and Tibet, and inspired by reports from British spies surveying the remote Himalayan valleys, Waddell studied local languages, and spent his leisure time researching and writing on Tibetan topics. His books The Buddhism of Tibet (1895) and Lhasa and its Mysteries (1905) are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. This 1899 publication, illustrated with photographs and drawings, claims to describe 'the grandest part of the grandest mountains in the world', for the first time since Hooker (whose 1854 Himalayan Journals are also reissued), and anticipates today's trekking industry. Waddell's colourful account of jungles, snakes, glaciers, yaks, dizzying mountain ridges, rickety bamboo bridges, tribal peoples and unfamiliar food aims to 'bring home to the reader a whiff of the bracing breezes of the Himalayas'
The Phoenician origin of Britons, Scots & Anglo-Saxons discovered by Phoenician & Sumerian inscription in Britain, by pre-Roman Briton coins & a mass of new history by L. A Waddell( Book )

27 editions published between 1924 and 2004 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the excavations at Pātaliputra (Patna); the Palibothra of the Greeks by L. A Waddell( Book )

17 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamaism in Sikhim by L. A Waddell( Book )

13 editions published between 1892 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery of the exact site of Asoka's classic capital of Pataliputra, the Palibothra of the Greeks, and the description of the superficial remains by L. A Waddell( Book )

10 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buddhism of Tibet: or, Lamaism, with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and its relation to Indian Buddhism by L. A Waddell( Book )

4 editions published between 1934 and 1967 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tribes of the Brahmaputra Valley : a Contribution on their physical types and affinities by L. A Waddell( Book )

11 editions published between 1901 and 1986 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sumer-Aryan dictionary; an etymological lexicon of the English & other Aryan languages ancient & modern & the Sumerian origin of Egyptian & its hieroglyphs by L. A Waddell( Book )

12 editions published in 1927 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyon's medical jurisprudence for India : with illustrative cases by I. B Lyon( Book )

8 editions published between 1914 and 1928 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lepcha AK05( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lepcha inhabit the southern and eastern slopes of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, primarily located in the states of Sikkim and West Bengal (Darjeeling District), India. Some Lepcha also live in Nepal and Bhutan. It is believed the Lepcha originally came from either Mongolia or Tibet. The Lepcha language is classified in the Tibeto-Burman family. The Lepcha adopted the Tibetan Buddhist religion. This collection on the Lepcha contains 13 documents that focus on the Lepcha in India and on the time period from the late 1800s up until ca. 1950. Except for Foning who is a native Lepcha and lived in the region from 1938 to 1984, all the documents are based on research conducted before 1953. The earliest works are an Risley's anthropometric study from 1886-1888 and Waddell's collection of songs from 1891. Gorer and Siiger have written the most complete monographs on the Lepcha. Gorer's traveling companion, Morris, has written a more popular account. In a series of articles translated from the German, Nebesky-Wojkowitz writes about hunting and fishing, legends, religious paraphernalia, and funerals. Jest also writes about Lepcha religion and Hermanns on Lepcha myths
Medical jurisprudence for India, with illustrative cases by I. B Lyon( Book )

8 editions published between 1904 and 1918 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lkhassa i ei︠a︡ taĭny : ocherk Tibetskoĭ ėkspedit︠s︡īi 1903-1904 goda by L. A Waddell( Book )

4 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a written record of a 1903-4 British expedition into Central Tibet, as well as a study of the Grand Lama hierarchy
 
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Tibetan Buddhism : with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and in its relation to Indian Buddhism
Alternative Names
Austine-Waddell, L. 1854-1938

Laurence Waddell British explorer

Lawrence Waddell

Lawrence Waddell Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1854-1938)

Waddell, L. A.

Waddell, L. A. 1854-1938

Waddell, L. Austin 1854-1938

Waddell, L. Austine.

Waddell, L. Austine 1854-1938

Waddell, L. Austine (Laurence Austine), 1854-1938

Waddell, Laurence A. 1854-1938

Waddell, Laurence Austine 1854-1938

Waddell, Lawrence 1854-1938

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Lhasa and its mysteries, with a record of the expedition of 1903-1904Tibetan Buddhism : with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and in its relation to Indian BuddhismThe makers of civilization in race & history, showing the rise of the Aryans or Sumerians, their origination & propagation of civilization, their extension of it to Egypt & Crete, personalities & achievements of their kings, historical originals of mythic gods & heroes with dates from the rise of civilization about 3380 B.C. reconstructed from Babylonian, Eqyptian, Hittite, Indian & Gothic sourcesThe Phoenician origin of Britons, Scots & Anglo-Saxons discovered by Phoenician & Sumerian inscription in Britain, by pre-Roman Briton coins & a mass of new historyLhasa and its mysteries, with a record of the expedition of 1903-1904The rise of man in the gardens of Sumeria : a biography of L.A. WaddellAmong the Himalayas