First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Richard F. Gombrich is Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, and one of the most renowned Buddhist scholars in the world. From 1976 to 2004 he was Boden Professor of Sanskrit, University of Oxford. He has been President of the Pali Text Society and was awarded the Sri Lanka Ranjana decoration by the President of Sri Lanka in 1994 and the SC Chakraborty medal by the Asiatic Society of Calcutta the previous year. He has written extensively on Buddhism, including How Buddhism Began: the Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings (Routledge 2005); and with Gananath Obeyesekere, Buddhism transformed: Religious change in Sri Lanka (1988).Review:
"An excellent and exciting introduction to the social history of Buddhism . . . This book will be useful to scholars and students in both Buddhist studies and the social sciences." -- Choice
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Book Description Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1988. Book Condition: VG/VG. Hardcover with excellent dust jacket / A social history from ancient Benares to modern Colombo / Ex-library (A). Bookseller Inventory # 65754
Book Description Routledge & Kegan Paul Books, 1988. Book Condition: Fair. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2794453
Book Description London [u.a.] : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1988. 22*14 cm. OPappband, OSchu. X, 237 S Umschlag weist Randläsuren auf und ist leicht lichtrandig. Deckel leicht gewölbt, Name auf fl. Blatt, Bleistiftmakierungen und -anmerkungen auf einigen Seiten, sonst ordentlich. K08-3 ISBN 071009678x Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 450 Library of religious beliefs and practices. Bookseller Inventory # 93612