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Title: The Blue Annals
Language of title: English
Title in other language: deb ther sngon po
Other language: Tibetan
Author/Creator: Gö Lotsāwa Zhönnupel (’Gos lo tsA ba gzhon nu dpal), 1392-1481

Description: The Blue Annals (deb ther sngon po) is a highly-regarded history of Tibetan Buddhist lineages and sectarian traditions. It is remarkable for its ecumenical perspective and comprehensiveness. The author, Gölo Zhönnupel ('gos lo gzhon nu dpal, 1392-1481), composed this work in only a few years, completing it in 1476 at age 84. This English translation was made by Russian Tibetologist George N. Roerich (1902-1960) with the assistance of Gendün Chömpel (dge 'dun chos 'phel, ?1905-?1951) and first published in Calcutta in 1949. The translation is dated in certain respects but overall this is an indispensable resource for the religious history of Tibet through the fifteenth century. (Jann Ronis 2004-03-18)

Translator: Roerich, George Nicholas, 1902-1960
Publisher Place: Delhi
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Normalized publisher place: Delhi
Publisher country: India
Published Date: 1949, 1988

Published Date Note: The original publication date is 1949. It was reprinted in 1976, 1979, and 1988.

Extent: 2 v. (xxi, 1275 p.) ; 22 cm.
Subject: Tibetan History
Tibetan religion
Gölo Zhönnupel ('gos lo gzhon nu dpal; 1392-1481)
George Nicholas Roerich, 1902-1960
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tibetan Literature -- Historical Literature -- Histories
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tibetan Literature -- Tibetan Buddhist Sectarian Literature -- Kagyü (bka' brgyud)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- History -- Religious History
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tibetan Literature -- Historical Literature -- Annals
Cultural Coverage: India
Tibet and Himalayas
Central Asia
Temporal coverage: 6th century CE
7th century CE
8th century CE
9th century CE
10th century CE
11th century CE
12th century CE
13th century CE
14th century CE
15th century CE
Original Language: Tibetan

Other Editions: Deb ther sngon po: Tibetan text of which this is a translation.

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Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Book (single author)
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Date Of Record Creation: 2004-03-18 18:33:17
Date Record Checked: 2004-03-18
Date Last Modified: 2014-06-03 14:13:17
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