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Buddha: A Very Short Introduction
Buddha: A Very Short Introduction
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About the Book

In this valuable introduction, Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give us about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its contemporary relevance. Well-paced and informative, this introduction will enlighten not only those who study Buddhism and comparative religion but anyone intrigued by the remarkable philosophy of one of the greatest religious thinkers.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author:
Michael Carrithers is a Professor of Anthropology at University of Durham.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780192854537
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Depth: 6
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 9 mm
  • Weight: 122 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0192854534
  • Publisher Date: 07 Jun 2001
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 178 mm
  • No of Pages: 120
  • Series Title: Very Short Introductions
  • Sub Title: A Very Short Introduction
  • Width: 113 mm


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