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A dictionary of Buddhism

Author: Damien Keown
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Oxford reference online premium.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With over 2,000 entries, this illustrated dictionary is the most up-to-date and comprehensive of its kind. It features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues of contemporary concern such as human rights, abortion, euthanasia, 'engaged Buddhism', and the role of women in Buddhist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keown, Damien, 1951-
Dictionary of Buddhism.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)988939145
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Damien Keown
ISBN: 0198605609 9780198605607 9780191726538 0191726532
OCLC Number: 59361180
Description: viii, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Appendix I Map of India and the region where the Buddha taught and lived 347 --
Appendix II Map showing Theravada Buddhism in Asia 348 --
Appendix III Map showing Mahayana Buddhism in Asia 349 --
Appendix IV Pronunciation Guide 350 --
Appendix V Guide to Buddhist Scriptures 352.
Series Title: Oxford reference online premium.
Responsibility: Damien Keown ; contributors, Stephen Hodge, Charles Jones, Paoli Tinti.

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This dictionary covers both historical and contemporary issues in Buddhism. Over 2000 entries are written in a concise style and the text is illustrated with line drawings. Appendices include a  Read more...

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