Divine Knowledge: Buddhist Mathematics According to the Anonymous Manual of Mongolian Astrology and Divination

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BRILL, 2008 - Religion - 890 pages
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In an original and compelling examination of traditional mathematics, this comprehensive study of the anonymous "Manual of Mongolian Astrology and Divination" (published by A. Mostaert in 1969) takes on the fundamental problem of the post-enlightenment categorization of knowledge, in particular the inherently problematic realms of religion and science, as well as their subsets, medicine, ritual, and magic. In the process of elucidating the rhetoric and logic shaping this manual the author reveals not only the intertwined intellectual history of Eurasia from Greece to China but also dismantles many of the discourses that have shaped its modern interpretations.
  

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Contents

Manuscript
3
Genre
16
Genesis
35
Time
42
Heaven
98
Metaphysics
142
Divination
175
InterDiscipline
205
Linguistics
345
Transcription
349
PART THREE TRANSLATION
425
Translation
427
Additional Lists
519
Glossary
541
Word Index
629
Bibliography
831

Esoteric Language
243
Mongolian Mathematics
259
PART TWO TEXT
343

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About the author (2008)

Brian G. Baumann, Ph.D. (2005) in Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, studies the languages, cultures, and history of the peoples of Inner Asia with a primary focus on the Mongols.

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