A Concise History of Buddhism [NOOK Book]

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An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton - a writer on and practitioner of Buddhism - explains the development of the basic concepts of Buddhism during its 2,500 years of history and describes its varied developments in India, Buddhism’s homeland, as well as its spread across Asia, from Mongolia to Sri Lanka and from Japan to the Middle East. A fascinating insight into the historical progress of one of the world’s great religions.
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A Concise History of Buddhism

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Overview

An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton - a writer on and practitioner of Buddhism - explains the development of the basic concepts of Buddhism during its 2,500 years of history and describes its varied developments in India, Buddhism’s homeland, as well as its spread across Asia, from Mongolia to Sri Lanka and from Japan to the Middle East. A fascinating insight into the historical progress of one of the world’s great religions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909314122
  • Publisher: Windhorse Publications Ltd
  • Publication date: 6/14/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,128,861
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

About the Author 1
The Pronunciation of Sanskrit 3
Preface 5
Part 1 Buddhism in India
1 The Ancient Indian Context 13
2 The Buddha 19
3 The Buddha's Teaching 25
4 The Path to Awakening 33
5 The Early Sangha 39
6 The Councils 45
7 Developments in the Sangha 51
8 The Buddhist Schools 59
9 The Tripitaka 73
10 The Abhidharma 85
11 Origins of the Mahayana 93
12 The Mahayana Sutras 99
13 The New Spiritual Ideal 109
14 The Mahayana Schools I: The Madhyamaka 115
15 The Mahayana Schools II: The Yogacara 121
16 The Tathagatagarbha Doctrine 131
17 The Tantra and Vajrayana Buddhism 135
18 The End of Buddhism in India 143
Part 2 Buddhism Beyond India
19 Buddhism in Sri Lanka 149
20 Buddhism in South-east Asia 155
21 Buddhism in Central Asia and Kashmir 161
22 Buddhism in China 165
23 Buddhism in Korea 175
24 Buddhism in Japan 177
25 Buddhism in Tibet 183
26 Buddhism in Mongolia 193
27 Buddhism in Nepal 195
28 Buddhism in Persia 199
Notes 205
Bibliography 213
Index 247
Maps
India 12
Asia 148
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