A Dictionary of Buddhism

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OUP Oxford, Aug 26, 2004 - Religion - 368 pages
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.

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The Dictionary
Map of India and the region where the Buddha taught and lived
Map showing Theravada Buddhism in Asia
Map showing Mahayana Buddhism in Asia
Pronunciation Guide
Guide to Buddhist Scriptures

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About the author (2004)

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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