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Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History

By: Alice Collett

Price: $31.45

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 107465

ISBN: 019945907X

Condition: New


Based on new translations of Pali texts and rare sources, Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns analyses the portrayal of women in the Pali canon and commentaries. Focusing on the differences between canonical and commentarial literature, the author goes beyond the practice of using the commentaries to merely enhance the understanding of the Pali canon; she emphasizes the differing social and historical milieus out of which these genres of literature were born. Assessing each genre on its own terms, the work demonstrates that the Pali canon, contrary to how it has been presented previously, is more fav... View more info