The Buddha: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Carrithers

The Buddha: A Very Short Introduction

byMichael Carrithers

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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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 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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Title:The Buddha: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.31 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192854534

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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