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Buddhism History and Diversity of a Great Tradition

Buddhism History and Diversity of a Great Tradition

by Elizabeth Lyons

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Museum Publication .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Buddhism - General,
  • Religion,
  • Buddhism,
  • Buddhism - History

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsChang Ch"eng-mei (Contributor), Gregory Possehl (Contributor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8390800M
    ISBN 100934718768
    ISBN 109780934718769


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Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition Paperback – January 1, by Elizabeth Lyons (Author)Author: Elizabeth Lyons, Heather Peters. The authors examine the spread of Buddhism into Central Asia, and its diversification as it absorbed elements of the local religions.

Numerous illustrations in both color and black-and-white depict objects relating to Bud The historical foundations of this important world religion, including the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha, are : Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition: Authors: Elizabeth Lyons, Heather Peters, Chʻeng-mei Chang: Contributors: Chʻeng-mei Chang, Gregory L.

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Get this from a library. Buddhism: history and diversity of a great tradition. [Elizabeth Lyons; Heather Peters; Chʻeng-mei Chang; Gregory L Possehl]. The authors examine the spread of Buddhism into Central Asia, and its diversification as it absorbed elements of the local religions.

Numerous illustrations in both color and black-and-white depict objects relating to Buddhism as well as scenes of contemporary Buddhist life. University Museum Publications, Paperback,64 pages, $ Buddhism History and Diversity of a Great Tradition Elizabeth Lyons and Heather Peters.

64 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 15 color, 45 b/w illus. Paper | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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