Buddhism (Volume I)

Subtitle: 
Buddhist Origins and the Early History of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia
Author: 
Williams, Paul
Publisher: 
Routledge
Publish Place: 
Oxon
Publish Year: 
2005

From a field primarily of interest to specialist orientalists, the study of Buddhism has developed to embrace inter alia, theology and religious studies, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology and comparative studies. There is now greater direct access to Buddhism in the West than ever before, and Buddhist studies are attracting increasing numbers of students. This eight-volume set brings together seminal papers in Buddhist studies from a vast range of academic disciplines, published over the last forty years. With a new introduction by the editor, this collection is a unique and unrivalled research resource for both student and scholar.