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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Buswell, Robert E. [u.a.] [Hrsg.]
The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism / Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr. With the assistance of Juhn Ahn [u.a.]. - Princeton and Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2014 [erschienen Dezember 2013]. - xxxii, 1265 S. : Ill., Kt.
ISBN 978-0-691-15786-3
US$ 65,00 / £ 44,95 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-4008-4805-8 (eBook)
DDC: 294.303

With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism. The main entries offer both a brief definition and a substantial short essay on the broader meaning and significance of the term covered. Extensive cross-references allow readers to find related terms and concepts. An appendix of Buddhist lists (for example, the four noble truths and the thirty-two marks of the Buddha), a timeline, six maps, and two diagrams are also included.
   Written and edited by two of today's most eminent scholars of Buddhism, and more than a decade in the making, this landmark work is an essential reference for every student, scholar, or practitioner of Buddhism and for anyone else interested in Asian religion, history, or philosophy. [Verlagsinformation]

Preface. vii
Acknowledgments. ix
Conventions. xi
Transcription Systems. xiii
Asian Historical Periods. xv
Timeline of Buddhism. xix
   Cradle of Buddhism. xxv
   Ancient India. xxvi
   Ancient China. xxvii
   Japan and Korea. xxviii
   Tibet. xxix
   Routes of Chinese Pilgrims. xxx
   Mount Sumeru World System (overview). xxxi
   Mount Sumeru World System (side view). xxxii
Entries A-Z. 1-1063
List of Lists. 1065
Cross-References by Language
   Chinese Cross-References. 1103
   Japanese Cross-References. 1135
   Korean Cross-References. 1177
   Pali Cross-References. 1219
   Sanskrit Cross-References. 1229
   Tibetan Cross-References. 1231
   Tibetan Phonetic Cross-References. 1259


ROBERT E. BUSWELL JR. holds the Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies and founding director of the Center for Buddhist Studies. He is the editor-in-chief of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Buddhism and the author of The Zen Monastic Experience (Princeton), among many other books. Profile page.
DONALD S. LOPEZ JR. is the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography and the editor of Buddhism in Practice (both Princeton), among many other books. Profile page. Wikipedia [en].

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