Item Details

The Hungarian Who Walked to Heaven: Alexander Csoma de Koros, 1784-1842

Edward Fox
Format
Book
Published
London : Short, 2001.
Language
English
Variant Title
Alexander Csoma de Koros
Series
Short Lives
ISBN
0571208053 (pbk.)
Summary
In 1819 a Hungarian scholar set off on a 30 year odyssey in search of his own identity and origins of the Magyar people. He ended up in Ladakh where he found himself decoding the mysteries of Tibetan culture for the British government.
Description
96 p. : map, port. ; 18 cm.
Notes
  • Spine title: Alexander Csoma de Koros.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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