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    Description"The Gandharan Buddhist Texts" series presents editions, translations, and studies of the British Library's unique collection of Buddhist manuscripts in the Gandhari language, dating from the first century AD. "Gandharan Avadanas" features editions and studies of five fragmentary scrolls containing collections of avadanas, or edifying stories. The manuscript fragments presented here comprise twenty-one avadanas that briefly summarize stories, typically furnishing no more than a title, identification of the main character, and minimal reference to the plot. Presumably, these summaries would have served as memory prompts for the intended reader, perhaps the scribe himself, who would already have been familiar with the avadanas. The newly discovered Gandharan avadanas differ from those popular in other Buddhist literatures in their lack of explicit reference to underlying karmic causes and also in addressing a broader array of themes such as the inevitable disappearance of the dharma, the pitfalls of samsaric existence, and the history of the first Buddhist council after the Buddha's nirvana. Timothy Lenz is a post-graduate research assistant in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington and a member of the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project. He is the author of "A New Version of the Gandhari Dharmapada" and "A Collection of Previous-Birth Stories: British Library Kharosthi Fragments 16 and 25".


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    Title
    Gandharan Avadanas
    Subtitle
    British Library Kharosthi Fragments 1-3 and 21 and Supplementary Fragments A-C
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Lenz
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 762 g
    Language
    English
    Sanskrit
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780295990132
    ISBN 10: 0295990139
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15470
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REL007030
    DC22: 294.3/823, 294.3823
    BIC subject category V2: HRES
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL007010
    LC classification: BQ1537 .L46 2010
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: QRFF
    Edition
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Bilingual
    Publisher
    University of Washington Press
    Imprint name
    University of Washington Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
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    The Gandharan Buddhist Texts series presents editions, translations, and studies of the British Library's unique collection of Buddhist manuscripts in the Gandhari language, dating from the first century A.D. Gandharan Avadanas features editions and studies of five fragmentary scrolls containing collections of avadanas, or edifying stories.