Gotama Buddha: a biography based on the most reliable texts
A detailed historical account of the life of the Buddha. Drawing upon years of experience and research on the oldest, most reliable texts, Nakamura creates a vivid, chronological account of the life of Sakyamuni. Beginning with the social context in India at the time of the Buddha's birth and taking the reader through all the stages of his life, Nakamura carefully considers myth and history, engaging in a thorough analysis of the relevant textual evidence. Gotama Buddha is the most comprehensive account of the life of the historical Buddha published to date. This fascinating work is the first of two volumes.
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Preface to the Second Japanese Edition
India at the Time of the Rise of Buddhism
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