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By Hirakawa Akira, Paul Groner

ISBN-10: 0585320683

ISBN-13: 9780585320687

ISBN-10: 0824812034

ISBN-13: 9780824812034

This entire and distinct survey of the 1st six centuries of Indian Buddhism sums up the result of a life of learn and mirrored image by means of considered one of Japan's most famous students of Buddhism. hoping 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 huge dialogue of old heritage and the evolution of Buddhist associations. The inclusion of jap and Western language bibliographies including an intensive bibliographic essay by way of the translator may still make this quantity specially worthy as an advent to a wide corpus of jap scholarship on Buddhism that is nonetheless no longer well known within the West.

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