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Introduction to the History of Indian Buddhism
Author: Eugene Burnouf

ISBN: 9780226269689
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 616
Published: 21 May 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.5
Description:
The most influential work on Buddhism to be published in the nineteenth century, "Introduction a l'histoire du Buddhisme indien, "by the great French scholar of Sanskrit Eugene Burnouf, set the course for the academic study of Buddhism, and Indian Buddhism in particular, for the next hundred years. First published in 1844, the masterwork was read by some of the most important thinkers of the time, including Schopenhauer and Nietzsche in Germany and Emerson and Thoreau in America. But a century and a half on, Burnouf's text has largely been forgotten.All that changes with Katia Buffetrille and Donald S. Lopez Jr.'s English translation of this foundational text. Reemerging here as a vibrant artifact of intellectual history and as a progenitor of the often colorful genealogy of Buddhist studies, "Introduction to the History of Indian Buddhism "provides a clear view of how the religion was understood in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Burnouf was an impeccable scholar, and his vision, especially of the Buddha, continues to profoundly shape our modern understanding of Buddhism. Indeed, the work offers a wellspring of still...

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