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1 Peter Harvey
An Introduction to Buddhism: Teaching, History and Practice (Second Edition)
Cambridge University Press; New Delhi, India; 2013; 1107669707 / 9781107669703; Second Edition; Softcover; New; 
In this new edition of the best-selling Introduction to Buddhism Peter Harvey provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of the Buddhist tradition in both Asia and the West. Extensively revised and fully updated this new edition draws on recent scholarship in the field exploring the tensions and continuities between the different forms of Buddhism. Harvey critiques and corrects some common misconceptions and mistranslations and discusses key concepts that have often been over-simplified and over-generalised. The volume includes detailed references to scriptures and secondary literature an updated bibliography and a section on web resources. Key terms are given in Pali and Sanskrit and Tibetan words are transliterated in the most easily pronounceable form making this is a truly accessible account. This is an ideal coursebook for students of religion Asian philosophy and Asian studies and is also a useful reference for readers wanting an overview of Buddhism and its beliefs.Printed Pages: 548 with 17 b/w illustrations, 2 maps & 11 Tables. 101483

Price: 14.05 USD
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2 Peter Harvey
An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8121504937 / 9788121504935; First Indian Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
This book aims to be a comprehensive introduction to the Buddhist tradition as it has developed in three major cultural areas in Asia, and to Buddhism as it is now developing in the West. It is intended to be a textbook for students of Religious or Asian Studies, but will also be of interest to those who want a general survey of Buddhism and its beliefs. Unlike many other general books about Buddhism, it not only explores the world-views of the religion but also seeks to show how Buddhism functions as a set of practices. It thus includes chapters on devotion, ethics, monastic practice (of nuns as well as monks) and meditation, and relates each of these to Buddhist teachings and historical developments. While describing thought and practice, the book sets out at the same time to convey something of the emotional tone of 'flavour' of Buddhism; and emphasising as it does the diversity found throughout to highlight the common threads of belief, practice and historical continuities which unify the Buddhist world. Dr. Harvey has sought to answer questions that are often asked by people on first meeting the tradition, and has tried, where appropriate, to relate Buddhism to modern ways of thinking, while taking account of the most recent scholarship in the field. In his section on Nirvana the author offers a novel interpretation of this ultimate, transcendent mystery. Printed Pages: 396 with 2 maps, 3 figures and 13 b/w illustrations. 022734

Price: 15.50 USD
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