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Gombrich, Richard F. (Richard Francis) 1937-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 389 publications in 7 languages and 8,142 library holdings
Genres: History  Self-instruction  Textbooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Instructional and educational works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Richard F Gombrich
How Buddhism began : the conditioned genesis of the early teachings by Richard F Gombrich( )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book takes a fresh look at the earliest Buddhist texts and offers various suggestions how the teachings in them had developed. Two themes predominate. Firstly, it argues that we cannot understand the Buddha unless we understand that he was debating with other religious teachers, notably brahmins."--BOOK JACKET. "The other main theme concerns metaphor, allegory and literalism. By taking the words of the texts literally - despite the Buddha's warning not to - successive generations of his disciples created distinctions and developed doctrines far beyond his original intention. Perhaps most important of all, a combination of literalism with ignorance of the Buddha's allusions to brahminism led Buddhists to forget that the Buddha had preached that love, like Christian charity, could itself be directly salvific."--BOOK JACKET
Theravāda Buddhism : a social history from ancient Benares to modern Colombo by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theravada Buddhism" is widely recognised as the classic introduction to the branch of Buddhism found in Sri Lanka and parts of South East Asia. Written by a leading authority on Theravada Buddhism, this book takes account of the research, including the controversies of the date of the Buddha and social and political developments in Sri Lanka
The world of Buddhism : Buddhist monks and nuns in society and culture( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 1,297 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
What the Buddha thought by Richard F Gombrich( )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,160 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
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
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 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perfect generosity of Prince Vessantara : a Buddhist epic( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 369 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 228 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
Love lyrics by Amaru( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Sanskrit and held by 221 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 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian ritual and its exegesis( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Welt des Buddhismus( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On being Sanskritic by Richard F Gombrich( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete Sanskrit by Michael Coulson( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Sanskrit and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le monde du bouddhisme( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onze spécialistes suivent le développement du bouddhisme et de l'ordre monastique qui en est le pivot, des origines dans le nord-est de l'Inde, à travers leurs expansions dans les différentes régions d'Asie et, aujourd'hui, jusqu'en Europe et en Amérique. Un album illustré de près de 300 documents iconographiques. [SDM]
Der Buddhismus : Geschichte und Gegenwart( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das von den Indologen Heinz Bechert und Richard Gombrich herausgegebene Buch verfolgt Schicksal und Erscheinungsformen der buddhistischen Religion durch die Jahrhunderte und durch die vielen Länder, deren Kultur sie beeinflußt hat: von den Anfängen in Indien bis zur weltweiten Verbreitung; von den ersten Ausprägungen über die verschiedenen Erneuerungsbewegungen bis zum buddhistischen Modernismus. Dieser Band ist allen Lesern empfohlen, die eine fundierte, zuverlässige und leicht lesbare Einführung in den Buddhismus suchen. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags)
Buddhist studies by World Sanskrit Conference( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 44 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 41 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

 
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