Indo-tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists & Their Tibetan Successors by David L. SnellgroveIndo-tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists & Their Tibetan Successors by David L. Snellgrove

Indo-tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists & Their Tibetan Successors

byDavid L. Snellgrove

Paperback | March 27, 2019

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. Timeless and authoritative study by one of the world's leading experts in the field. Essential reading for all students of the history of Buddhism. Now reissued in softbound edition by popular demandA comprehensive survey of Indian Buddhism and its subsequent establishment in Tibet, where it was transferred preceding its demise in India in the thirteenth century CE. It is especially informative on the tantric period of Buddhist practice from the eighth to the thirteenth centuries, but also deals with the earlier evolution of Buddhist doctrines, the 'Three Turnings of the Wheel', during the first thousand years. Thereafter, the author addresses the Buddhist conversion of Tibet, emphasizing the great importance played by the kingdoms of Central Asia in the gradual process of Tibetan conversion. Professor Snellgrove draws upon original sources to illustrate the cultural changes that came over Tibet as a result of its rule from the seventh to ninth centuries of an extensive Central Asian Empire, a period of their history largely forgotten by Tibetans themselves when they later embarked upon the wholesale absorption of Buddhism from its Indian source.Contents:Preface; Notes on Transcription; I: Origins in India; II: Later Developments in India; III: Tantric Buddhism; IV: Buddhist Communities in India and Beyond; V: The Conversion of Tibet; Plates; Bibliography; Index.
David Snellgrove (1920-2016) was renowned for his ability to convey the spirit as well as the textual interpretation of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts relating to the history of Buddhism. Following his retirement from teaching commitments in 1982, and a career-long interest in Tibetan peoples and cultures, Dr. Snellgrove transferred his sc...
Title:Indo-tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists & Their Tibetan SuccessorsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:666 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:March 27, 2019Publisher:Orchid PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9745242128

ISBN - 13:9789745242128