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British Discovery of Buddhism (Philip C Almond) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2007) 9780521033855
British Discovery of Buddhism (Philip C Almond) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2007) 9780521033855
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Title: The British Discovery of Buddhism

Author: Almond, Philip C

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2007

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521033855

Volumes: 1; Pages: 196

List Price in Cloth: $43.00 Our price: $43.00

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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.ContentsPrefaceIntroduction1. The discovery of Buddhism2. Buddhism and the 'oriental mind'3. The Buddha--from myth to history4. The Victorians and Buddhist doctrine5. Victorian precepts and Buddhist practice6. 'The heathen in his blindness'?ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex
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