Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition

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UPenn Museum of Archaeology, 1985 - Religion - 64 pages

The historical foundations of this important world religion, including the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha, are explored. The authors examine the spread of Buddhism into Central Asia, and its diversification as it absorbed elements of the local religions. Numerous illustrations in both color and black-and-white depict objects relating to Buddhism as well as scenes of contemporary Buddhist life.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
4
The Historical Foundations of Buddhism
5
Central Asia
21
China
22
Japan
28
Map
33
Timeline
34
Tibet
35
Southeast Asia
43
Thailand
45
Laos
48
Cambodia
57
Vietnam
58
Indonesia
60
Bibliography
62
Glossary
63

Sri Lanka 58
42

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