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The Buddha : a very short introduction

Author: Michael Carrithers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Very short introductions, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Michael Carrithers guides us through the diverse accounts of the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its relevance today."--Jacket.
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Carrithers, Michael.
Buddha.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00046508
(OCoLC)45008515
Named Person: Gautama Buddha.; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Carrithers
ISBN: 9780191540486 019154048X 9780191606649 0191606642
OCLC Number: 712039966
Notes: Originally published in 1983.
Target Audience: Lexile: 1310.
Description: 1 online resource (108 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction --
Early life and renunciation --
To the awakening --
The awakening --
The mission and the death.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 1.
Responsibility: Michael Carrithers.
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Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political  Read more...

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