Buddhism: A Short History

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Oneworld Publications, Dec 22, 2007 - Religion - 160 pages
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In this authoritative guide, one of the world's most distinguished scholars of Buddhism provides a compact summary of the tradition's development, from the time of the Buddha to the 20th century exile of the Dalai Lama. With skill, sympathy, and insight, Conze traces 2,500 years of Buddhist history, providing a lively explanation of the origins of Buddhism and its most basic doctrines. Covering all the Buddhist schools from Mahayana to Zen, this comprehensive, concise study is widely acknowledged as the classic introduction to the history of the Buddhist tradition, perfect for students and interested readers alike.

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User Review  - Zachary Moore - Goodreads

This book provides a very concise and sweeping introduction to the history and development of Buddhism, with primary focus on India and China. The book's strongest asset is its sweeping reach from the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

This is a very short history indeed. 2500 years in 125 pages. I need to read more about Buddhism in China during the Tang dynasty I think. Although the cultural background and social conditions of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Edward Conze studied Indian and comparative philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Hamburg. He later lectured in psychology, philosophy, and comparative religion at Oxford, held a number of academic appointments, and served as Vice-President of the Buddhist Society. His many books include Buddhist Texts Through the Ages (Oneworld, Sept 1995, ISBN: 9781851681075).

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