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

The Hungarian Who Walked to Heaven Alexander Csoma de Koros In the Hungarian linguist Alexander Csoma de K r s set off for Turkistan in search of the origins of the Magyar people He was continuously thwarted in his quest a misunderstood innocent who bec

  • Title: The Hungarian Who Walked to Heaven: Alexander Csoma de Koros 1784-1842
  • Author: Edward Fox
  • ISBN: 9780571208050
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1819, the Hungarian linguist Alexander Csoma de K r s set off for Turkistan, in search of the origins of the Magyar people He was continuously thwarted in his quest a misunderstood innocent who became unwittingly entangled in the games of imperial intrigue and espionage that were rife in Central Asia at the time Today, as Edward Fox so deftly illustrates, we have CsIn 1819, the Hungarian linguist Alexander Csoma de K r s set off for Turkistan, in search of the origins of the Magyar people He was continuously thwarted in his quest a misunderstood innocent who became unwittingly entangled in the games of imperial intrigue and espionage that were rife in Central Asia at the time Today, as Edward Fox so deftly illustrates, we have Csoma de K r s to thank for much of what we know about Tibetan culture Fate eventually brought him to the Himalayas, where, in the freezing cells of Buddhist monasteries, he uncovered a vast ancient civilization hitherto unknown to the West His was a sublimely strange life, a heroic example of scholarly masochism and obsession.

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    1 thought on “The Hungarian Who Walked to Heaven: Alexander Csoma de Koros 1784-1842

    1. Such a small book to offer such a wonderful story. I have bought many copies of this book, have given them away and then struggle to find other copies. A true story of a man who walks from Transylvania to northern India learning countless languages along the way and eventually translating Buddhist scriptures.

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