A Very Short IntroductionBook - 2001
Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assessesthe rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its contemporary relevance.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001, c1983
Branch Call Number: Pbk 294.363 CAR
Characteristics: 108 p. ; ill., map ; 18 cm