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The pure land

Alan Spence

The pure land

by Alan Spence

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Published by Canongate in Edinburgh, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Glover, Thomas Blake, -- 1838-1911 -- Fiction,
  • Glover, Thomas Blake, -- 1838-1911 -- Relations with women -- Fiction,
  • Merchants -- Scotland -- Fiction,
  • Merchants -- Japan -- Fiction,
  • Japan -- History -- Meiji period, 1868-1912 -- Fiction,
  • Japan -- History -- 1912-1945 -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlan Spence
    GenreFiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6069.P43 P87 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination420 p. ;
    Number of Pages420
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17245061M
    ISBN 101841958824
    ISBN 109781841958828

    Centering Pakistan in a story of transnational Islam stretching from South Asia to the Middle East, Simon Wolfgang Fuchs offers the first in-depth ethnographic history of the intellectual production of Shi'is and their religious competitors in this "Land of the Pure."Author: Simon Wolfgang Fuchs. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: South Melbourne, Vic.: Macmillan, Awards: Age Book of the Year,

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Foster, David, Pure land. South Melbourne, Vic.: Macmillan, (OCoLC) Material Type: Fiction. The pure land. [Alan Spence] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Alan Spence. Find more information about: ISBN: X: OCLC Number:

      Pure Land Buddhism as a school of Buddhist thinking began in India around the 2nd century BCE. It spread to China where there was a strong cult of Amitabha by the 2nd century CE, and then spread. The pure land. [Alan Spence] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Alan Spence. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description.


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“Part thrilling adventure, part lyrical reflection, and characterized by Spence’s pure vision”, The Pure Land spans the feudal and the atomic ages, East and West, global history and the private passions of the Scottish merchant-turned-Nagasaki tycoon and hero (Sunday Herald).

The result is “a page-turner of the first order/5(25). The Pure Land is a novel written by David novel was published inand was Foster’s first.

It was the winner of the first The Age Book of the Year award. It is divided into four parts. Part One is set in s Katoomba, New South Wales where the middle-aged landscape photographer Albert Manwaring travels to America with his daughter.

Part Two, during the. “Part thrilling adventure, part lyrical reflection, and characterized by Spence’s pure vision”, The Pure Land spans the feudal and the atomic ages, East and West, global history and the private Reviews: 1.

Pure Land is a tradition of Buddhist teachings that are focused on the Buddha Amitābha. The three primary texts of the tradition, known as the "Three Pure Land Sutras", are the Longer Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra (Infinite Life Sutra), Amitayurdhyana Sutra (Contemplation Sutra) and the Shorter Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra (Amitabha Sutra).

“Part thrilling adventure, part lyrical reflection, and characterized by Spence’s pure vision”, The Pure Land spans the feudal and the atomic ages, East and West, global history and the private passions of the Scottish merchant-turned-Nagasaki tycoon and hero (Sunday Herald).

The result is “a page-turner of the first order. In The Pure Land, Alan Spence has added personality to the textbook historic figure of Thomas Blake Glover and his struggle to modernize Japan and overthrow the Shogun in the s.

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Pure Land, in particular, has the widest appeal.1 However, unlike Zen and the Tantric School, which have many exponents in the West, Pure Land is little known to Westerners, except, perhaps, in scholarly circles. is book presents the teachings and major tenets of Pure Land, as seen from the perspective of two major sister schools:File Size: 2MB.The Pure Land resurrects the dramatic life of Thomas Glover, the Scottish businessman who helped overthrow the shogun and whose tumultuous love affairs inspired the opera Madame Butterfly and the musical Miss Spence has transformed this true story into an unforgettable hundred-year saga that culminates in the annihilation of Nagasaki.

Mrs. Ispahani's Purifying the Land of the Pure is a refreshing new addition to what is already a large set of literature on Pakistan. Although many authors have briefly discussed the plight of religious minorities in Pakistan, Ispahani dedicates a whole book on the subject to all minorities, not just Muslims or Christians.5/5(7).