A Dictionary of Buddhism

A Dictionary of Buddhism

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 294.84g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0192800620
  • 9780192800626
  • 882,206

Table of contents

PREFACE; A-Z DICTIONARY; APPENDICES; 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; Chronologyshow more

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"Oxford's dictionary becomes a new standard for dictionaries devoted to Buddhism....Highly Recommended."--Choiceshow more

About Damien Keown

Damien Keown is Senior Lecturer in Indian Religion, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. His books include Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction.show more

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