A History of Indian Buddhism: From Sakyamuni to Early by Hirakawa Akira, Paul Groner

By Hirakawa Akira, Paul Groner

This finished and distinctive survey of the 1st six centuries of Indian Buddhism sums up the result of a life of study and mirrored image by way of one in all Japan's most famed students of Buddhism. counting on Pali and Sanskrit assets and on inscriptions from archaeological websites and chinese language translations of Indian texts, Hirakawa balances his assessment of early Buddhist doctrinal improvement with large dialogue of historic history and the evolution of Buddhist associations. The inclusion of jap and Western language bibliographies including an in depth bibliographic essay by way of the translator should still make this quantity in particular beneficial as an creation to a wide corpus of eastern scholarship on Buddhism that is nonetheless now not well known within the West.

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