The Buddha: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byMichael Carrithers

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Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assessesthe rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its contemporary relevance.

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Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assessesthe rapid and widespread assimilation of Bu...

Michael Carrithers is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Durham and author of The Forest Monks of Sri Lanka and Why Humans Have Cultures: Explaining Anthropology and Social Diversity (both published by OUP).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.31 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192854534

ISBN - 13:9780192854537

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Early life and renunciation3. To the awakening4. The awakening5. The mission and the deathFurther readingIndex

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`admirably well-paced and informative.'Galen Strawson, Sunday Times