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Jesuit on the roof of the world : Ippolito Desideri's mission to eighteenth-century Tibet

Author: Trent Pomplun
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Church history
Biographie
Named Person: Ippolito Desideri; Ippolito Desideri; Ippolito Desideri; Ippolito Desideri; Ippolito Desideri; Ippolito Desideri
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trent Pomplun
ISBN: 9780195377866 0195377869
OCLC Number: 261177283
Description: xvi, 302 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Jesuit phantasia --
From Rome to Lhasa --
Tibetan religion in theological perspective --
The Zünghar invasion --
The fight with the friars --
Compositio loci: Tibet.
Responsibility: Trent Pomplun.
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With this book, we have front-row seats to see the first substantial encounter between Roman Catholicism and Vajrayana Buddhism ... excellent insights. Luke Clossey, Journal of the American Academy Read more...

 
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