Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Halbertsma, Tjalling, 1969-

Title Early Christian remains of Inner Mongolia : discovery, reconstruction and appropriation / by Tjalling H.F. Halbertsma
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xxix, 356 pages, [51?] leaves of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Sinica Leidensia, 0169-9563 ; v. 88
Sinica Leidensia ; v. 88
Contents List of maps, fi gures and plates; List of appendices; Acknowledgements; Note on names, spelling and illustrations; Introduction; PART ONE TIME AND PLACE; Chapter One On the term 'Nestorianism' and the early Chinese terms for Christianity; Chapter Two Medieval envoys connecting Europe and the Mongol empire; Chapter Three Nestorian Christians in Central Asia and China in the Mongol era; PART TWO DISCOVERY AND DOCUMENTATION OF NESTORIAN REMAINS IN INNER MONGOLIA; Chapter Four Foreign discovery and documentation of Nestorian remains in Inner Mongolia before 1949
Summary The early Christian presence in Inner Mongolia forms the subject of this book. These Nestorian remains must primarily be attributed to the Ongut, a Turkic people closely allied to the Mongols. Writing in Syriac, Uighur and Chinese scripts and languages, the Nestorian Ongut drew upon a variety of religions and cultures to decorate their gravestones with crosses rising from lotus flowers, dragons and Taoist imagery. This heritage also portrays designs found in the Islamic world. Taking a closer look at the discovery of this material and its significance for the study of the early Church of the E
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-351) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Christianity -- China -- Inner Mongolia.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008021215
ISBN 9047443233 (electronic bk.)
9789047443230 (electronic bk.)