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The Princeton dictionary of Buddhism

Author: Robert E Buswell, Jr.; Donald S Lopez
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pāli, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference sources
Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Buswell, Jr.; Donald S Lopez
ISBN: 9780691157863 0691157863 1400848059 9781400848058
OCLC Number: 864788798
Awards: Winner of Dartmouth Medal, Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association 2015
Short-listed for "Choice"'s Outstanding Academic Titles Top 25 Academic Books 2014
Description: xxxii, 1265 pages : illustration, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Conventions --
Transcription systems --
Asian historical periods --
Timeline of Buddhism --
Maps : Cradle of Buddhism ; Ancient India ; Ancient China ; Japan and Korea ; Tibet ; Routes of Chinese pilgrims ; Mount Sumeru world system (overview) ; Mount Sumeru world system (side view) --
Entries A-Z --
List of Lists --
Cross-references by language : Chinese cross-references ; Japanese cross-references ; Korean cross-references ; Pāli cross-references ; Sanskrit cross-references ; Tibetan cross-references ; Tibetan phonetic cross-references.
Responsibility: Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr. ; with the assistance of Juhn Ahn, J. Wayne Bass, William Chu, Amanda Goodman, Hyoung Seok Ham, Seong-Uk Kim, Sumi Lee, Patrick Pranke, Andrew Quintman, Gareth Sparham, Maya Stiller, Harumi Ziegler.

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With more than 5,000 entries totalling over a million words, this dictionary of Buddhism in English covers terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan,  Read more...
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