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Description - Buddhism by Edward Conze

In this authoritative guide, one of the world's most distinguished scholars of Buddhism provides a compact summary of the tradition's development, from the time of the Buddha to the 20th century exile of the Dalai Lama. With skill, sympathy, and insight, Conze traces 2,500 years of Buddhist history, providing a lively explanation of the origins of Buddhism and its most basic doctrines. Covering all the Buddhist schools from Mahayana to Zen, this comprehensive, concise study is widely acknowledged as the classic introduction to the history of the Buddhist tradition, perfect for students and interested readers alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781851685684
ISBN-10: 1851685685
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish Date: 22-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edward Conze

Edward Conze studied Indian and comparative philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Hamburg. He later lectured in psychology, philosophy and comparative religion at Oxford, held a number of academic appointments and served as Vice-President of the Buddhist Society. His many books include Buddhist Texts Through the Ages (Oneworld, 1995).

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