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    DescriptionWith more than 5,000 entries totalling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism. The main entries offer both a brief definition and a substantial short essay on the broader meaning and significance of the term covered. Extensive cross-references allow readers to find related terms and concepts. An appendix of Buddhist lists (for example, the four noble truths and the thirty-two marks of the Buddha), a timeline, six maps, and two diagrams are also included. Written and edited by two of today's most eminent scholars of Buddhism, and more than a decade in the making, this landmark work is an essential reference for every student, scholar, or practitioner of Buddhism and for anyone else interested in Asian religion, history, or philosophy. The most comprehensive dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English More than 5,000 entries totalling over a million words. This is the first dictionary to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions - Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. It features detailed entries on the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites in the history of Buddhism. It contains cross-references and appendixes that allow readers to find related terms and look up equivalent terms in multiple Buddhist languages. It includes a list of Buddhist lists, a timeline, and maps. It also contains selected terms and names in Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Sinhalese, Newar, and Mongolian.

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    The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert E. Buswell, By (author) Donald S. Lopez
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1304
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 2,404 g
    ISBN 13: 9780691157863
    ISBN 10: 0691157863

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 line illus. 1 table. 6 maps.
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    24 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Author Information
    Robert E. Buswell Jr. holds the Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies and founding director of the Center for Buddhist Studies. He is the editor-in-chief of the two-volume "Encyclopedia of Buddhism" and the author of "The Zen Monastic Experience" (Princeton), among many other books. Donald S. Lopez Jr. is the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography" and the editor of "Buddhism in Practice" (both Princeton), among many other books.
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    "Buddhism's ancient history and depth of culture are reflective in this volume's extensiveness... Owing to the length and breadth of this volume, this will supersede previously published titles such as Damien Keown's Oxford Dictionary of Buddhism."--Ray Arnett, Library Journal (Starred Review) "One of the take-a ways is how we're just scratching the surface on what we have translated into English. I almost regret the decision I made about 25 years ago not to shift my focus from training to learning languages so I could be a Buddhist scholar. Particularly, I was struck by how little I know about the Korean tradition! Except for Buswell's work, there's still very little translated into English, as far as I know."--Dosho Port, Wild Fox Zen "As the most comprehensive collection of discrete Buddhist terms available, this resource is an outstanding addition to available reference sources... Highly recommended for theological, academic, and large public libraries."--Christopher McConnell, Booklist "[T]he dictionary includes an impressive set of reference tools... Much more than a compilation of the philosophies of elite Buddhist figures, the Dictionary deepens our understanding of local traditions and their unique approaches to Buddhist practice, offering glimpses into the many Buddhisms and Buddhist belief systems that have developed over the past two and a half millennia. Both professional and amateur scholars will want to keep The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism within easy reach."--Rory Lindsay, Buddhadharma "This encyclopedic dictionary by Buswell and Lopez likely will become an essential resource for students and scholars of Buddhism. It has over 5,000 entries varying in length from a paragraph to a full page."--Choice
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    "This is without a doubt the most comprehensive, authoritative, and useful dictionary of Buddhism that there is. In reading it, I learned more about my field, in a serendipitous way, than I have from any other single book."--John S. Strong, Bates College"This will become the new standard reference in the field. Every scholar and graduate student in Buddhist studies will want a copy, as will every college instructor assigned to teach an introduction to Buddhism course. I wish I had had a work like this when I first began teaching. This is a truly monumental contribution to the field."--Lori Meeks, University of Southern California
    Table of contents
    Preface vii Acknowledgments ix Conventions xi Transcription Systems xiii Asian Historical Periods xv Timeline of Buddhism xix Maps Cradle of Buddhism xxv Ancient India xxvi Ancient China xxvii Japan and Korea xxviii Tibet xxix Routes of Chinese Pilgrims xxx Mount Sumeru World System (overview) xxxi Mount Sumeru World System (side view) xxxii Entries A-Z 1-1063 List of Lists 1065 Cross-References by Language Chinese Cross-References 1103 Japanese Cross-References 1135 Korean Cross-References 1177 Pali Cross-References 1219 Sanskrit Cross-References 1229 Tibetan Cross-References 1231 Tibetan Phonetic Cross-References 1259