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Tibetan Printing
Language: en
Pages: 596
Authors: Hildegard Diemberger, Peter F. Kornicki, Karl Ehrhard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

Tibetan Printing: Comparisons, Continuities and Changeis the first publication that brings together leading experts from different disciplines to discuss the introduction of printing in Tibetan societies in the context of Asian book culture.
Impagination – Layout and Materiality of Writing and Publication
Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: Ku-ming (Kevin) Chang, Anthony Grafton, Glenn Warren Most
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-18 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This volume is the first comparative history that studies the practice of impagination across different ages and civilizations. By impagination we mean the act of placing and arranging spatially textual and other information onto a material bearer that could be made of a variety of materials (papyrus, bamboo slips, palm
Hidden Lands in Himalayan Myth and History
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Ku-ming (Kevin) Chang, Anthony Grafton, Glenn Warren Most
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-30 - Publisher: BRILL

Hidden Lands in Himalayan Myth and History showcases recent scholarship, photo essays, maps, and translations about hidden lands (sbas yul) across the Himalaya, from historical and contemporary perspectives.
Trans-Himalayan Borderlands
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Dan Smyer Yü, Jean Michaud
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-22 - Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

The societies in the Himalayan borderlands have undergone wide-ranging transformations, as the territorial reconfiguration of modern nation-states since the mid-twentieth century and the presently increasing trans-Himalayan movements of people, goods and capital, reshape the livelihoods of communities, pulling them into global trends of modernisation and regional discourses of national belonging.This
Religious Materiality in the Early Modern World
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Suzanna Ivanic, Mary Laven, Andrew Morrall
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

This collection of essays offers a comparative perspective on religious materiality across the early modern world. Setting out from the premise that artefacts can provide material evidence of the nature of early modern religious practices and beliefs, the volume tests and challenges conventional narratives of change based on textual sources.