The British Discovery of Buddhism
By (author) Philip C. Almond
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British Discovery of Buddhism by Philip C. Almond
Book DescriptionThis book examines the British discovery of Buddhism during the Victorian period. It was only during the nineteenth century that Buddhism became, in the western mind, a religious tradition separate from Hinduism. As a result, Buddha emerged from a realm of myth and was addressed as a historical figure. Almond's exploration of British interpretations of Buddhism - of its founder, its doctrines, its ethics, its social practices, its truth and value - illuminates more than the various aspects of Buddhist culture: it sheds light on the Victorian society making these judgements.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521355032
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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