History of Buddhist Thought
By Edward J. Thomas
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
332pages, Illustrated, 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"
The aim of the present work is to trace the growth of the Buddhist community, to indicate the relation to the world of Hindu and non-Hindu society in which it arose, and to follow the rise and development of the doctrines from their legendary origin into the system which has spread over a great part of Asia. The legendary and earliest historical aspect was dealt with by the author in a previous book. The later phase is covered in the present work, making chronology of Indian history and the sequence of thought in teh development of Buddhist doctrine much clearer.
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