The Princeton dictionary of Buddhism

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Book
ISBN 10
0691157863 
ISBN 13
9780691157863 
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Publication Year
2014 
Subject
Buddhism--Dictionaries. 
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Description
xxxii, 1265 pages : 27 cm; Conventions -- Transcription systems -- Asian historical periods -- Timeline of Buddhism -- Maps : Cradle of Buddhism ; Ancient India ; Ancient China ; Japan and Korea ; Tibet ; Routes of Chinese pilgrims ; Mount Sumeru world system (overview) ; Mount Sumeru world system (side view) -- Entries A-Z -- List of Lists -- Cross-references by language : Chinese cross-references ; Japanese cross-references ; Korean cross-references ; Pāli cross-references ; Sanskrit cross-references ; Tibetan cross-references ; Tibetan phonetic cross-references.; "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, Pāli, 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"--Publisher's description.; 
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864788798  
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