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A History of Indian Buddhism: From Sakyamuni to Early Mahayana (Asian Studies at Hawaii)

Akira, Hirakawa

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ISBN 10: 0824812034 / ISBN 13: 9780824812034
Published by Univ of Hawaii Press, Hawaii, 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Beautiful book, clean and bright inside and out with no names or writing. Pages and page edges are pristine and book is tightly bound. Measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" and has 402 pages.Text is divided into three sections: Early Buddhism, Nikaya Buddhism and and Early Mahayana Buddhism. Book has been translated to English from the Japanese. Bookseller Inventory # 28053

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Title: A History of Indian Buddhism: From Sakyamuni...

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Press, Hawaii

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

Edition: First Printing.

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This comprehensive and detailed survey of the first six centuries of Indian Buddhism sums up the results of a lifetime of research and reflection by one of Japan's most renowned scholars of Buddhism. Relying on Pali and Sanskrit sources and on inscriptions from archaeological sites and Chinese translations of Indian texts, Hirakawa balances his review of early Buddhist doctrinal development with extensive discussion of historical background and the evolution of Buddhist institutions. The inclusion of Japanese and Western language bibliographies together with an extensive bibliographic essay by the translator should make this volume especially useful as an introduction to a large corpus of Japanese scholarship on Buddhism which is still not widely known in the West.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

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