Beyond Bokhara

the life of William Moorcroft, Asian explorer and pioneer veterinary surgeon, 1767-1825

Author: Garry Alder

Publisher: Century

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 417

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Die Entzauberung Asiens

Europa und die asiatischen Reiche im 18. Jahrhundert

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406627242

Category: History

Page: 574

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Asien war eines der großen Themen der Aufklärungsepoche. Im 18. Jahrhundert wurden auch entlegene Teile Asiens bereist und erschlossen. Um 1780 waren die Gebildeten Europas über Asien hervorragend informiert. Asien wurde damals zugleich entzaubert und besser verstanden als in den Jahrhunderten davor. Für eine kurze Zeit wurden Araber, Inder, Perser oder Chinesen zu entfernten Nachbarn, mit denen sich trotz offenkundiger Kommunikationsschwierigkeiten ein Dialog führen ließ. Weltoffenheit und wissenschaftliche Neugier kippten um 1800 in eine neue, heute noch nachwirkende Arroganz um. Zur kolonialen Unterwerfung eines entzauberten Kontinents war es dann nur ein kleiner Schritt. Für die Neuausgabe wurde das Buch um ein Nachwort erweitert, das sich kritisch mit der Diskussion um eurozentrischen «Orientalismus» auseinandersetzt.

Veterinary Medicine

A Guide to Historical Sources

Author: Pamela Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135187604X

Category: History

Page: 622

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Veterinary medicine has long been recognized as one of the more neglected areas of medical history. One of the main stumbling blocks to research is the lack of comprehensive information regarding the survival and availability of primary source material. Veterinary Medicine: A Guide to Historical Sources redresses these issues for the first time, offering researchers an unparalleled tool with which to approach the subject. The book opens with a brief history of veterinary medicine and the veterinary profession from the fourteenth to the beginning of the twenty first centuries, identifying the key dates and events that shaped their development. There then follows a chapter on the nature and uses of the records covered by the book, outlining the types of records found, the type of information they contain and their likely uses by different types of researcher. A brief user's guide then explains how to use the book. After these preliminary sections, comes the main body of the book, the lists of records. It is here that the various practices and institutions covered by the book are listed, together with the types of records they hold, the dates they cover and where they are kept. A short biographical history is also included with each entry where appropriate. Taken as a whole this volume will prove to be an invaluable aid for any scholar, researching the history of veterinary medicine in Britain.

Britain and Tibet 1765-1947

A Select Annotated Bibliography of British Relations with Tibet and the Himalayan States Including Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan

Author: Julie G. Marshall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415336475

Category: History

Page: 607

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This bibliography is a record of British relations with Tibet in the period 1765 to 1947. As such it also involves British relations with Russia and China, and with the Himalayan states of Ladakh, Lahul and Spiti, Kumaon and Garhwal, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Assam, in so far as British policy towards these states was affected by her desire to establish relations with Tibet. It also covers a subject of some importance in contemporary diplomacy. It was the legacy of unresolved problems concerning Tibet and its borders, bequeathed to India by Britain in 1947, which led to border disputes and ultimately to war between India and China in 1962. These borders are still in dispute today. It also provides background information to Tibet's claims to independence, an issue of current importance. The work is divided into a number of sections and subsections, based on chronology, geography and events. The introductions to each of the sections provide a condensed and informative history of the period and place the books and article in their historical context. Most entries are also annotated. This work is therefore both a history and a bibliography of the subject, and provides a rapid entry into a complex area for scholars in the fields of international relations and military history as well as Asian history.

Britain and Tibet 1765-1947

A Select Annotated Bibliography of British Relations with Tibet and the Himalayan States including Nepal, Sikkim and BhutanRevised and Updated to 2003

Author: Julie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134327846

Category: History

Page: 648

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This bibliography is a record of British relations with Tibet in the period from 1765 to 1947. It also provides background information to Tibet's claims to independence, an issue of current importance. The work is divided into a number of sections and subsections, based on chronology, geography and events. The introductions to each of the sections provide a condensed and informative history of the period and place the books and articles in their historical context. This work is both a history and a bibliography of the subject, and provides a rapid entry into a complex area for scholars in the fields of international relations and military history as well as Asian history.

A Communion of Subjects

Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics

Author: Paul Waldau,Kimberley Christine Patton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 720

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A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.

Anderson's Travel Companion

A Guide to the Best Non-fiction and Fiction for Travelling

Author: Sarah Anderson

Publisher: Scolar Press

ISBN: 9781859280133

Category: Travel

Page: 552

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For those who want to find out about and read the literature of the countries of their choice, this reference is the author's personal selection, covering guidebooks, books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies and biographies, no

Newtons Werk

Die Begründung der modernen Naturwissenschaft

Author: FAUVEL,FLOOD,SHORTLAND,WILSON

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034862237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 325

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Die Russen in Centralasien

Eine Studie über die neueste Geographie und Geschichte Centralasiens

Author: Friedrich von Hellwald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 233

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Die Stimme des Nichts

Roman

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783404243785

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Flinx wird von düsteren Träumen und lähmenden Kopfschmerzen heimgesucht. Seine mentalen Kräfte geraten außer Kontrolle. Er sucht die einzige Person auf, der er vertraut: seine Freundin Charity. Doch die Träume scheinen ansteckend zu sein. Schon bald leidet auch Charity darunter. Das Böse selbst scheint aus den Tiefen des Universums nach ihnen zu greifen.

Die Könige von Tibet

von der Entstehung koniglicher Macht in Yárlung bis zum Erlöschen in Ladák : Mitte des I. Jahrh. vor Chr. Geb. bis 1834 nach Chr. Geb

Author: Emil Schlagintweit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Tibet (China)

Page: 106

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Auf Schneeschuhen durch Grönland (1894)

2. Band, mit 159 Abbildungen

Author: Fridtjof Nansen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954274973

Category: Transportation

Page: 464

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Mit der berühmten Grönland-Expedition, durchgeführt in den Jahren 1888 und 1889, gelang Nansen erstmals der Beweis, dass Grönland vollständig mit Eis überzogen ist. Dieses von ihm selbst verfasste Buch über die Expedition aus dem Jahre 1894 war seinerzeit eine Sensation und ist auch heute noch an Authentizität schwer zu überbieten.

Vaitâna sûtra

das ritual des Atharvaveda

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sanskrit poetry

Page: 116

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