Indian Esoteric Buddhism

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $42.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 53%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $42.00   
  • Used (5) from $42.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$42.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(457)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
2002 Hardcover Very Good Hardback in very good + condition.

Ships from: Vancouver, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$42.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(371)

Condition: Good
Hardcover Good 0231126182 Hardcover shows only light edge wear. Text is unmarked and binding is tight. No jacket.

Ships from: Cedar Park, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$59.95
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(12)

Condition: Acceptable
New York 2002 Hard cover Fair. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 475 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white.

Ships from: Pueblo West, CO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$75.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(30)

Condition: Very Good
2003 Very good Hbk 475pp no dj as issued sticker shadow on top front board otherwise excellent as new.

Ships from: Norwich, VT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$131.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(42)

Condition: Good
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.

Ships from: Fort Mill, SC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Despite the rapid spread of Buddhism -- especially the esoteric system of Tantra, one of its most popular yet most misunderstood forms -- the historical origins of Buddhist thought and practice remain obscure. This groundbreaking work describes the genesis of the Tantric movement in early medieval India, where it developed as a response to, and in some ways an example of, the feudalization of Indian society. Drawing on primary documents -- many translated for the first time -- from Sanskrit, Prakrit, Tibetan, Bengali, and Chinese, Ronald Davidson shows how changes in medieval Indian society, including economic and patronage crises, a decline in women's participation, and the formation of large monastic orders, led to the rise of the esoteric tradition in India that became the model for Buddhist cultures in China, Tibet, and Japan.

Columbia University Press

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Religion - Dan Arnold

A truly pioneering and wide-ranging work -- one much to be commended to students of all of the diverse phenomena that Davidson brings within its purview.

Religous Studies Newsletter - Frederick M. Smith

This groundbreaking volume will find a primary place on the bookshelf of every serious scholar... This exceptional work deserves a wide audience

History of Religions - Christian K. Wedemeyer

This work is unmistakably a rich contribution to research in this area.

Journal of Religion
A truly pioneering and wide-ranging work — one much to be commended to students of all of the diverse phenomena that Davidson brings within its purview.

— Dan Arnold

Religous Studies Newsletter
This groundbreaking volume will find a primary place on the bookshelf of every serious scholar... This exceptional work deserves a wide audience

— Frederick M. Smith

History of Religions
This work is unmistakably a rich contribution to research in this area.

— Christian K. Wedemeyer

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231126182
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Pages: 496
  • Lexile: 1660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 1.25 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald M. Davidson is professor of religious studies and director of the program in Asian studies at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He is the co-author (with Steven D. Goodman) of Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation.

Columbia University Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: A Plethora of Promises2. Early Medieval India3. The Medieval Buddhist Experience4. The Victory of Esoterism and the Imperial Metaphor5. Siddhas and the Religious Landscape6. Siddhas, Literature, and Language7. Siddhas, Monks, and Communities8. Conclusion: The Esoteric ConundrumAppendix: Probable Pa¯supata Sites

Columbia University Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)