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Lang, David Marshall

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Works: 158 works in 722 publications in 8 languages and 10,811 library holdings
Genres: History  Bio-bibliography  Legends  Reference works  Biography  Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor
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Most widely held works by David Marshall Lang
The Penguin companion to classical, Oriental & African literature by David Marshall Lang( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to significant writers of Asia and Africa and the great classical authors
The Armenians, a people in exile by David Marshall Lang( Book )

96 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part III - The current scene: resurrection of a people
A guide to Eastern literatures by David Marshall Lang( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armenia, cradle of civilization by David Marshall Lang( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Georgians by David Marshall Lang( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Russian radical : Alexander Radishchev, 1749-1802 by David Marshall Lang( Book )

30 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the 18th century forerunner of Russian communism
A modern history of Soviet Georgia by David Marshall Lang( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bulgarians : from pagan times to the Ottoman conquest by David Marshall Lang( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Balavariani (Barlaam and Josaphat) by David Marshall Lang( Book )

30 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last years of the Georgian monarchy, 1658-1832 by David Marshall Lang( Book )

19 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wisdom of Balahvar : a Christian legend of the Buddha by David Marshall Lang( Book )

13 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives and legends of the Georgian saints, selected and translated from the original texts by David Marshall Lang by David Marshall Lang( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern history of Georgia by David Marshall Lang( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives and legends of the Georgian saints by David Marshall Lang( Book )

17 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin companion to literature by Donald R Dudley( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the numismatic history of Georgia in Transcaucasia, based on the collection of the American Numismatic Society by David Marshall Lang( Book )

10 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of Georgian and other Caucasian printed books in the British Museum by British Museum( Book )

12 editions published in 1962 in English and Caucasian and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Bergvölker Vorderasiens : Armenien und der Kaukasus von der Vorzeit bis zum Mongolensturm by Charles Burney( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. John Damascene: Barlaam and Ioasaph by Johannes( Book )

19 editions published between 1914 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the best known examples of the hagiographic novel, this is the tale of an Indian prince who becomes aware of the world's miseries and is converted to Christianity by the monk Barlaam. Barlaam and Josaphat (Ioasaph) were believed to have re-converted India after her lapse from conversion to Christianity, and they were numbered among the Christian saints. Centuries ago likenesses were noticed between the life of Josaphat and the life of the Buddha; the resemblances are in incidents, doctrine, and philosophy, and Barlaam's rules of abstinence resemble the Buddhist monk's. But not till the mid-nineteenth century was it recognised that, in Josaphat, the Buddha had been venerated as a Christian saint for about a thousand years. The origin of the story of Barlaam and Ioasaph—which in itself has little peculiar to Buddhism—appears to be a Manichaean tract produced in Central Asia. It was welcomed by the Arabs and by the Georgians. The Greek romance of Barlaam appears separately first in the 11th century. Most of the Greek manuscripts attribute the story to John the Monk, and it is only some later scribes who identify this John with John Damascene (ca. 676–749). There is strong evidence in Latin and Georgian as well as Greek that it was the Georgian Euthymius (who died in 1028) who caused the story to be translated from Georgian into Greek, the whole being reshaped and supplemented. The Greek romance soon spread throughout Christendom, and was translated into Latin, Old Slavonic, Armenian, and Arabic. An English version (from Latin) was used by Shakespeare in his caskets scene in The Merchant of Venice. David M. Lang's Introduction traces parallels between the Buddhist and Christian legends, discusses the importance of Arabic versions, and notes influences of the Manichaean creed
 
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St. John Damascene: Barlaam and Ioasaph
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David Marshall Lang britischer Historiker

David Marshall Lang Brits historicus van de moderne tijd (1924-1991)

David Marshall Lang historiador británico

David Marshall Lang historien britannique

Devid Marşal Lenq

Lang D.M.

Lang D.M. 1924-1991

Lang, D. M. (David Marshall)

Lang David M.

Lang, David M. 1924-1991

Lang, David Marshall 1924-

Lėng, Dėvid

Lėng, Dėvid 1924-1991

Lengi, Devit̕ 1924-1991

Lenk, Tēyvit Marshěl

Lenk, Tēyvit Marshěl 1924-1991

Marshall Lang David

Marshall Lang, David 1924-1991

Дейвид Ланг

Ленґ Девід Маршал

Лэнг Д

Лэнг Д. 1924-1991

Лэнг Д.М

Лэнг Д.М. 1924-1991

Лэнг, Дэвид 1924-

Лэнг, Дэвид Маршалл

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