Laurence Austine Waddell was awarded an honorary degree of LLD in , the reason for his award being his work as Surgeon-Major in the Indian Medical. ‘At Variance With Both General and Expert Opinion’: The Later Works of Lieutenant-Colonel Professor Laurence Austine Waddell. Bulletin of the History of. Laurence Austine Waddell. Surgeon, Collector in Tibet, Explorer. Waddell originally trained as a surgeon and chemist at Glasgow University. He joined the .

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Laurence Waddell was born on 29 Mayand was the son of Rev. If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website. English Russian 4. It was from here that he was able to travel in Tibetan cultural areas, including Sikkim and the borders of Nepal and Tibet, he wrote several articles and books including, ‘Buddhism of Tibet or Lamaism’began collecting objects including a complete Tibetan lhakang, or shrine and Tibetan manuscripts, he also learned Tibetan.

His books have the name “L. In the passage immediately following that quoted above Waddell expands on his notion of ‘Higher Civilization’: Photograph of officers, including Lt.

Medical jurisprudence for India, with illustrative cases by I. He was stationed in and worked on campaigns in Burma and India, but in he was appointed Principal Medical Officer and Deputy Sanitary Commissioner for Darjeeling area. Waddell’s translation attempt was inspired by the prominence of a swastika in the text, a symbol he associated with Aryan sun-worship. Harvey, member of the pro-Nazi Imperial Fascist League and later a respected medievalist, wrote a short book The Heritage of Britain which aimed to summarise Waddell’s works for a narrower audience on the fringes of the British Fascist movement Macklin Fleet, prompting an excavation campaign under Sir John Hubert Marshall in —22, resulting in the discovery of the ancient civilization at Harappa later including Mohenjo-daro.

Patterns of Prejudice 42, 2: Hopefully you have also received my email regarding your other ancestor Rev John Waddel.

Books by Laurence Austine Waddell (Author of Tibetan Buddhism)

Cunningham had previously identified Kapilavastu as the village of Bhuila lwurence India which Waddell and other orientalists concluded to be incorrect. Waddell, seated, with 8 unidentified people. Laurence Ausyine WaddellSoldier, explorer and writer on ancient civilisations Sitter in 1 portrait Tell us More.


A Waddell Book 28 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. The term Asa, meant strong or valiant. By this time Waddell had gained experience, and a degree of respect, as an archaeologist, having excavated the site of Pataliputra inwhere his search for Western influences on prehistoric India anticipated his later diffusionist writings Basak ; Waddell Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait.

This same Sumerian monarch established agriculture, monogamy, writing, urbanism, fire production and industry, and possessed the bowl we now know as the Holy Grail Waddell Audtine is this latter nonsensical text that Waddell claimed to have deciphered a claim made, with similar lack of laurencd, by numerous scholars over the previous century.

Brutus of SaddellWaddell also regarded to be a real historical figure. A Waddell Book 15 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Waddell sustine military uniform with 6 unidentified males. GA This root meant “established. For example Dover edition: A Waddell 8 editions published between and in English and Russian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide This book contains a written record of a British expedition into Central Tibet, as well as a study of the Grand Lama hierarchy.

One reviewer considered the content to be “admirable fooling”, but that he had “an uneasy feeling that the author really believes it”.

It was from here that he was able to travel in Tibetan cultural areas, including Sikkim and the borders of Nepal and Tibet, he wrote several articles and books including, ‘Buddhism of Tibet or Lamaism’began collecting objects including a complete Tibetan lhakang, or shrine and Tibetan kaurence, he also learned Tibetan.

Laurence Austine Waddell

The current prosperity of most of today’s world is a direct historical consequence of British imperialism. He was elderly, indecisive, weak, and unwell, and proved himself utterly incompetent for the post. One can only regret the publication of such fantastic theories, which cannot possibly do service to serious science in any sense whatsoever.

The Indo-Sumerian Seals Deciphered. We’d like to emphasise that L A Waddell himself may very well not have shared the Aryan supremacist views expressed in this book, and that we certainly don’t in any way whatsoever.

He is remembered chiefly for his travels in the Far East and Central Asia; especially the British invasion of Tibetwhich he led, during which a massacre of Tibetans occurred, and for his writings on Asia and foreign policy. Special Collection in the University Library hold a number of items relating to Laurence, for further info please see their catalogue:.


Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer waddelp and meet live creatures! Waddell was in fact the cultural consultant for the hamfisted British expeditionary force and was considered alongside Sir Charles Bell waddell one of the foremost authorities on Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. Waddell’s entry in the Dictionary of National Biography ends with a brief list of his later books, discussed here, and notes that ‘These works, containing much painstaking research and impressive to many, did not win the approval of experts.

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Laurence Austine Waddell – The Irish Origins of Civilization

Waddell collected bird specimens and it was on the basis of one of them that Henry Dresser named the species Babax waddelli the giant babax in Lhasa and its mysteries London: Neither Eboracus nor I understand such complicated matters, and are feeling uncomfortably out of our depth. The Discovery of the Birthplace of the Buddha.

Tell us more Can you tell us more about this person? I believe it is the latter. Waddell then turned his attentions to Sumeria and the Near East.

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It abounds with translations of Indian and Tibetan documents and texts, summaries of important works, annotated pictorial representations and a wealth of data that will always be invaluable to the historian of religion, orientalist, or reader interested in the remarkable religious experience of Tibet.

From here the kings established the Sumerian civilization. Waddell’s voluminious writings after his retirement were based on an attempt to prove the Sumerians who he identified as Aryans as the progenitors of other ancient civilizations, such as the Indus Valley Civilization and ancient Egyptians to “the classic Greeks and Romans and Ancient Britons, to whom they [the Sumerians] passed on from hand to hand down the ages the torch of civilization”.

The Rise of Man in the Gardens of Sumeria: