By Hirakawa Akira, Paul Groner
This accomplished and precise survey of the 1st six centuries of Indian Buddhism sums up the result of a life of learn and mirrored image by means of one among Japan's most famed students of Buddhism. counting on Pali and Sanskrit assets and on inscriptions from archaeological websites and chinese language translations of Indian texts, Hirakawa balances his evaluation of early Buddhist doctrinal improvement with vast dialogue of ancient historical past and the evolution of Buddhist associations. The inclusion of eastern and Western language bibliographies including an intensive bibliographic essay by means of the translator may still make this quantity specifically important as an advent to a wide corpus of eastern scholarship on Buddhism that is nonetheless no longer widely recognized within the West.
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A History of Indian Buddhism: From Sakyamuni to Early Mahayana (Asian Studies at Hawaii) by Hirakawa Akira, Paul Groner