Buddhism: A Short History by Edward Conze

By Edward Conze

Publish yr note: First released in 1980
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In this authoritative consultant, one of many world's so much amazing students of Buddhism offers a compact precis of the tradition's improvement, from the time of the Buddha to the 20 th century exile of the Dalai Lama.

Covering all of the Buddhist colleges from Maháyána to Zen, this finished, concise examine is largely stated because the vintage advent to the historical past of the Buddhist culture, ideal for college kids and readers alike. Edward Conze studied Indian and comparative philosophy on the universities of Bonn and Hamburg.

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