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The British Discovery of Buddhism - Philip C. Almond

The British Discovery of Buddhism

Hardcover Published: 26th August 1988
ISBN: 9780521355032
Number Of Pages: 200

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This is the first book to examine 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 emerge 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.

Preface
Introduction
The discovery of Buddhism
Buddhism and the -oriental mind-
The Buddha - from myth to history
The Victorians and Buddhist doctrine
Victorian precepts and Buddhist practice
-The heathen in his blindness-?
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521355032
ISBN-10: 0521355036
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 26th August 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41

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