A Dictionary of Buddhism

A Dictionary of Buddhism

by Damien Keown
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A Dictionary of Buddhism by Damien Keown

This new dictionary, now available in paperback as part of the best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series, covers both historical and contemporary issues in Buddhism, and includes all Buddhist schools and cultures. Over 2,000 broad-ranging entries cover beliefs, doctrines, major teachers and scholars, place names, and artefacts, in a clear and concise style. The text is illustrated with line drawings of religious structures, iconographic forms and gestures, and ritual objects. Appendices include a chronology and a guide to canonical scriptures as well as a pronunciation guide for difficult names and terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780191579172
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 08/26/2004
Series: Oxford Quick Reference
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 716,505
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Dr Damien Keown is Senior Lecturer in Indian Religion, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. His books include The Nature of Buddhist Ethics (Macmillan, 1992) and Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 1996).

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pali and Sanskrit words print with "?" instead of correct character in numerous places. I knew that this might be a problem, but I thought that B&N would be aware of this too, and would include the correct fonts in the file as is needed. I should have bought the Kindle edition; they handle this kind of thing better. Frankly, I want my money back, though I don't suppose I should seriously expect to get it.