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The most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English

With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism. The main entries offer both a brief definition and a substantial short essay on the broader meaning and significance of the term covered. Extensive cross-references allow readers to find related terms and concepts. An appendix of Buddhist lists (for example, the four noble truths and the thirty-two marks of the Buddha), a timeline, six maps, and two diagrams are also included.

Written and edited by two of today's most eminent scholars of Buddhism, and more than a decade in the making, this landmark work is an essential reference for every student, scholar, or practitioner of Buddhism and for anyone else interested in Asian religion, history, or philosophy.
The most comprehensive dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in EnglishMore than 5,000 entries totaling over a million wordsThe first dictionary to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions—Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and KoreanDetailed entries on the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites in the history of BuddhismCross-references and appendixes that allow readers to find related terms and look up equivalent terms in multiple Buddhist languagesIncludes a list of Buddhist lists, a timeline, and mapsAlso contains selected terms and names in Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Sinhalese, Newar, and Mongolian

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2013
November 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1,304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Princeton University Press
SELLER
Princeton University Press
SIZE
25.8
MB

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