The Buddhist Schools of the Small Vehicle

By: Andre Bareau

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About the Book 6 illustrations, 18 tables. André Bareau (1921–1993) was one of the foremost scholars of Buddhism of his generation. Dissatisfied with piecemeal and contradictory information on early Buddhist schools, he set out to construct a coherent and authoritative overview, which has remained the standard treatment in the field since its appearance in 1955. This book offers a close description and analysis of Bareau’s findings on the history, geographical whereabouts, and doctrinal positions of early schools of Buddhism. He systematically presents data from a diverse array of sources: texts in canonical Buddhist languages (Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese), inscriptions, and accounts of Chinese pilgrims to India. The result is an encyclopedic resource on thirty-four schools of Indian Buddhism and the approximately five hundred doctrinal theses by which they are differentiated. Bareau’s genius was to conceive a plan to draw on an exhaustive range of primary sources preserved in all the major Buddhist languages and to conduct a comprehensive synthetic analysis, thus creating an authoritative picture. He provides several appendices, including summary tables of all doctrinal points discussed. Printed Pages: 496

Title: The Buddhist Schools of the Small Vehicle

Author Name: Andre Bareau

Categories: Buddhism, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 9789381406434

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202064

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