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Early Buddhist transmission and trade networks : mobility and exchange within and beyond the northwestern borderlands of South Asia

Author: Jason Emmanuel Neelis
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Dynamics in the history of religion, v. 2.
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This exploration of early paths for Buddhist transmission within and beyond South Asia retraces the footsteps of monks, merchants, and other agents of cross-cultural exchange. A reassessment of literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources reveals historical contexts for the growth of the Buddhist sa gha from approximately the 5th century BCE to the end of the first millennium CE. Patterns of dynamic Buddhist  Read more...
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Neelis, Jason Emmanuel.
Early Buddhist transmission and trade networks.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(DLC) 2010028032
(OCoLC)645790905
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Emmanuel Neelis
ISBN: 9789004194588 9004194584
OCLC Number: 727951411
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 371 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction: road map for travelers --
Historical contexts for the emergence and transmission of Buddhism within South Asia --
Trade networks in ancient South Asia --
Old roads in the northwestern borderlands --
Capillary routes of the upper Indus --
Long-distance transmission to Central Asian silk routes and China --
Conclusion: alternative paths and paradigms of Buddhist transmission. Road Map for Travelers. Models for the Movement of Buddhism ; Merit, Merchants, and the Buddhist Sangha ; Sources and Methods for the study of Buddhist ; Transmission ; Outline of Destinations --
Two Historical Contexts for the Emergence and Transmission of Buddhism within South Asia. Initial Phases of the Establishment of Buddhist Communities in Early India ; Legacy of the Mauryans: Asoka as Dharmaraja ; Migrations, Material Exchanges, and Cross-Cultural Transmission in Northwestern Contact Zones ; Saka Migrants and Mediators between Central Asia and South Asia ; Dynamics of Mobility during the Kusana Period ; Shifting Networks of Political Power and Institutional Patronage during the Gupta Period ; Cross-Cultural Transmission between South Asia and Central Asia, ca. 500-1000 CE --
Trade Networks in Ancient South Asia ; Northern Route (Uttarapatha) ; Southern Route (Daksinapatha) ; Seaports and Maritime Routes across the Indian Ocean --
Old Roads in the Northwestern Borderlands ; Environmental Conditions for Buddhist Transmission in Gandhara ; Gandharan Material and Literary Cultures ; Gandharan Nodes and Networks ; Routes of Buddhist Missionaries and Pilgrims to and from Gandhara ; Domestication of Gandharan Buddhism --
Capillary Routes of the Upper Indus. Geography, Economy, and Capillary Routes in a High Altitude Environment ; Graffiti, Petroglyphs, and Pilgrims ; Enigma of an Absence of Archaeological Evidence and Manifestations of Buddhist Presence --
Long-Distance Transmission to Central Asian Silk Routes and China. Silk Routes of Eastern Central Asia ; Long-distance Transmission Reconsidered --
Alternative Paths and Paradigms of Buddhist Transmission. Catalysts for the Formation and Expansion of the Buddhist Sangha ; Changing Paradigms for Buddhist Transmission within and beyond South Asia.
Series Title: Dynamics in the history of religion, v. 2.
Responsibility: by Jason Neelis.
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