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Gombrich, Richard F. (Richard Francis) 1937-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 382 publications in 7 languages and 8,315 library holdings
Genres: History  Self-instruction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Textbooks  Instructional and educational works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Richard F Gombrich
The world of Buddhism : Buddhist monks and nuns in society and culture( Book )

56 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the fortunes of Buddhism through time and space, from the founding of the world's largest monastic Order in India 2500 years ago to contemporary America
Theravāda Buddhism : a social history from ancient Benares to modern Colombo by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buddha preached in north-east India in about the fifth-century BC. He claimed that human beings are responsible for their own salvation, and put foward a new ideal of the holy life, establishing a monastic Order to enable men and women to pursue that
Buddhism transformed : religious change in Sri Lanka by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: In this study a social and cultural anthropologist and a specialist in the study of religion pool their talents to examine recent changes in popular religion in Sri Lanka. As the Sinhalas themselves perceive it, Buddhism proper has always shared the religious arena with a spirit religion. While Buddhism concerns salvation, the spirit religion focuses on worldly welfare. Buddhism Transformed describes and analyzes the changes that have profoundly altered the character of Sinhala religion in both areas. This is the first book to record systematically the cultural impact of the deterioration on how the “other half” lives in Sri Lanka. After Sri Lankan independence in 1948, health care advanced and literacy became universal, but the economy was unable to meet the rising expectations of the exploding population. People became poorer and more mobile, and the village community began to disappear. As new stresses in Sri Lankan society create new psychological needs, changes have occurred in what the authors call Protestant Buddhism (the Buddhism formed under Protestant influence after British conquest). In the spirit cults, morally less scrupulous gods have become prominent, and more people seek and value altered states of consciousness. Finally the authors suggest that developments that seem startling in Sri Lanka are not unprecedented in the religious history of India
What the Buddha thought by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the Buddha was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of all time. This book intends to serve as an introduction to the Buddha's thought, and hence even to Buddhism itself. It also argues that we can know far more about the Buddha than it is fashionable among scholars to admit
Precept and practice: traditional Buddhism in the rural highlands of Ceylon by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and German and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Buddhism began : the conditioned genesis of the early teachings by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gombrich takes a fresh look at the earliest Buddhist texts and offers various suggestions about how the teachings in them had developed
The perfect generosity of Prince Vessantara : a Buddhist epic( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love lyrics by Amaru( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and Sanskrit and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amaru's sophisticated seventh-century CE "Hundred Poems" are as much about the social aspects of courting, betrayal, feminine indignance and masculine self-pity as about sensuality. Bhartrihari's anthology "Love, Politics, Disenchantment" is the oldest of the three, from the fourth century. Interwoven throughout his three hundred idiosyncratic stanzas is a constant sense of skepticism about sensuality and love, economic and social power, and rejection of society and culture." "In the eleventh century, Bilhana composed his intense "Fifty Stanzas of a Thief," a thief's rhythmic remembrance, in the moments before his execution, of robbing a princess's affections, and the clandestine pleasures of their love in both separation and enjoyment. The flavor of all these poems is the universalized aesthetic experience of love."--Jacket
Sanskrit by Michael Coulson( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist precept and practice : traditional Buddhism in the rural highlands of Ceylon by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1971, this is an empirical study of religion - particularly religious change. In it, Gombrich explores all aspects of religious change in belief and practice in Ceylon, not only in modern times but over the two and a half millennia during which Buddhism has flourished
Sanskrit : an introduction to the classical language by Michael Coulson( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Sanskrit and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian ritual and its exegesis( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete Sanskrit by Michael Coulson( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Sanskrit and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On being Sanskritic by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Theravada-Buddhismus : vom alten Indien bis zum modernen Sri Lanka by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist studies by World Sanskrit Conference( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the World Sanskrit Conference, held at Helsinki during 13-18 July 2003
Buddhist studies : in honour of Hammalava Saddhātissa( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kindness and compassion as means to Nirvana by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist philosophy( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clay Sanskrit library( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Theravāda Buddhism : a social history from ancient Benares to modern Colombo
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Theravāda Buddhism : a social history from ancient Benares to modern ColomboWhat the Buddha thoughtHow Buddhism began : the conditioned genesis of the early teachingsLove lyricsSanskritSanskrit : an introduction to the classical languageComplete SanskritDer Theravada-Buddhismus : vom alten Indien bis zum modernen Sri Lanka