Indian Esoteric Buddhism
A Social History of the Tantric Movement
By (author) Ronald M. Davidson
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Indian Esoteric Buddhism by Ronald M. Davidson
Book DescriptionDespite the rapid spread of Buddhism-especially the esoteric system of Tantra, one of its most popular yet most misunderstood forms-the historical origins of Buddhist thought and practice remain obscure. This groundbreaking work describes the genesis of the Tantric movement in early medieval India, where it developed as a response to, and in some ways an example of, the feudalization of Indian society. Drawing on primary documents-many translated for the first time-from Sanskrit, Prakrit, Tibetan, Bengali, and Chinese, Ronald Davidson shows how changes in medieval Indian society, including economic and patronage crises, a decline in women's participation, and the formation of large monastic orders, led to the rise of the esoteric tradition in India that became the model for Buddhist cultures in China, Tibet, and Japan.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231126199
(226mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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How did a society on the edge of collapse and dominated by wandering bands of armed men give way to a vibrant Buddhist culture, led by yogins and scholars? This work explores how the translation and spread of esoteric Buddhist texts shaped Tibetan society and led to its rise as the center of Buddhist culture throughout Asia, replacing India.
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Author Biography - Ronald M. Davidson
Ronald M. Davidson is professor of religious studies and director of the program in Asian studies at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He is the coauthor (with Steven D. Goodman) of Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation.
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