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The A to Z of Buddhism /
Charles S. Prebish.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2001.
description
xxv, 281 p. : map ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0810840693 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2001.
isbn
0810840693 (pbk. : alk. paper)
general note
"Revised and updated text based on Charles S. Prebish's Historical dictionary of Buddhism published by Scarecrow Press, 1993." -- t.p. verso.
catalogue key
4585834
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Appeared in Choice on 2002-01-01:
Prebish, a well-known and respected scholar of Buddhism, intends to provide a comprehensive foundation for understanding Buddhism as a historically rich religion "spanning more than two and one half millennia." This historical dictionary attains that goal by offering readers a well-designed pronunciation guide, a detailed chronology of Buddhist history, an overview of the Buddhist scriptures, and thoughtful entries on events, persons, places of historical significance, religious institutions, ritual practices, doctrines, missionary movements, and terminology. Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries needing a comprehensive guide to Buddhism. L. Lampert California State University--Northridge
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...[offers] readers a well-designed pronunciation guide, a detailed chronology of Buddhist history, an overview of the Buddhist scriptures, and thoughtful entries on events, persons, places of historical significance, religious institutions, ritual practices, doctrines, missionary movements, and terminology. Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries needing a comprehensive guide to Buddhism.
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With a history spanning more than two and a half millennia and over 300 million adherents worldwide, Buddhism is one of humankind's most interesting and populous religions. This book provides a comprehensive framework for understanding Buddhism as a historically compelling religion. Because the study of Buddhism is a difficult task, including so many varied cultures, this volume seeks to assist the reader by providing a carefully designed pronunciation guide to Buddhist canonical languages, an overview of the Buddhist scriptures preserved in Pali, Chinese, and Tibetan, a chronology of Buddhist history, a map of the Buddhist world, and an extensive introduction to the history, doctrine, and community life of the religion.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This provides a comprehensive outline for understanding Buddhism as a historically compelling religion. It provides a chronology of Buddhist history, a map of the Buddhist world and an introduction to the doctrine and community life of the religion.
Main Description
This book provides a comprehensive framework for understanding Buddhism as a historically compelling religion.

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