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    DescriptionLying at the centre of an ancient network of Buddhist temples in the Great Temple of Lhasa, the Johkang Temple is the pulsating heart of spiritual and economic life in Tibet. It has been said that the turbulent history of the Great Temple mirrors the turbulent history of the Tibetan nation as a whole. This UNESCO world heritage site, an enduring symbol of extraordinary devotion and pilgrimage, is the atmospheric focal point of Lhasa, from which bustling narrow lanes of commerce radiate outwards in all directions. Copiously illustrated with photographs taken over eight decades, this landmark publication is introduced by the personal reminiscences of HH the Dalai Lama. Part One by Gyurme Dorje presents Zhakabpa's detailed Inventory to the Great Temple, and Part Two by Tashi Tsering compiles historical sources illustrating its importance in Tibetan life. Part Three by Heather Stoddard draws upon early historical material to highlight the temples geomantic origins and the inauguration of the Great Prayer Festival. In Part Four Andre Alexander explores the temples intricate Indo-Nepalese architecture, while in Part Five Ulrich von Schroeder documents its extant bronze images.

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    Tibet's Most Sacred Buddhist Temple
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gyurme Dorje, By (author) Tashi Tsering
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 308 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 2,190 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500976920
    ISBN 10: 0500976929

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    BIC subject category V2: HREX
    DC22: 294.3923
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
    Libri: I-RS
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC016000, REL007050
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    BISAC V2.8: REL007010, ARC005020
    DC22: 294.343509515
    LC classification: BQ6349.L432 G774 2010
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    DC22: 294.34350951
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    Thema V1.0: QRFB21
    Illustrations note
    900 illustrations, 800 in colour
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2010
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