Released on 2021-07-15Categories Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Buddhism

Historical Dictionary of Buddhism

Author: Carl Olson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538130247

Category: Philosophy

Page: 418

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Historical Dictionary of Buddhism, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as complex theological concepts, significant practices, and basic writings and texts.
Released on 1993Categories Foreign Language Study

Historical Dictionary of Buddhism

Historical Dictionary of Buddhism

Author: Charles S. Prebish

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002844687

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 442

View: 188

Provides a comprehensive framework for understanding Buddhism as a historically compelling religion. ...Prebish, a well-known scholar of Buddhism, shows excellent judgement in his selection and treatment of entries... exceptionally valuable... --CHOICE
Released on 2017-06-27Categories Religion

Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism

Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism

Author: Youru Wang

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538105528

Category: Religion

Page: 386

View: 955

The Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, schools, texts, vocabularies, doctrines, rituals, temples, events, and otherpractices.
Released on 2012Categories History

Historical Dictionary of Tibet

Historical Dictionary of Tibet

Author: John Powers

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810868052

Category: History

Page: 794

View: 656

Tibet is a land bounded by the world s highest mountains, and it is the repository of an ancient culture. For centuries it was viewed by Europeans as a remote, mystical place populated by Buddhist masters with supernatural powers and profound wisdom. In contrast to this image, it was once a warlike country whose expansionist rulers conquered a vast empire that incorporated much of central Asia and parts of China. Even now the Tibetan Plateau remains a scene of contestation, both ideologically and militarily. Major popular uprisings in 1959, 1988, and 2008 have drawn the attention of the world s media, and its religious teachers often attract large crowds when they travel overseas. The situation in the country remains highly volatile today, as the 2008 uprising the largest and most widespread in the history of the region attests. The Historical Dictionary of Tibet is the most comprehensive dictionary published to date on Tibetan history. It covers the history of Tibet from 27,000 BCE to the present through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, culture, anthropology, and sociology. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Tibet."
Released on 2010-12-28Categories Religion

Historical Dictionary of Shinto

Historical Dictionary of Shinto

Author: Stuart D.B. Picken

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810873729

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 117

This expanded second edition of Historical Dictionary of Shinto relates the history of Shinto through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on Shinto concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods.
Released on 2013-11-24Categories Religion

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Author: Robert E. Buswell Jr.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691157863

Category: Religion

Page: 1304

View: 120

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, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism. The main entries offer both a brief definition and a substantial short essay on the broader meaning and significance of the term covered. Extensive cross-references allow readers to find related terms and concepts. An appendix of Buddhist lists (for example, the four noble truths and the thirty-two marks of the Buddha), a timeline, six maps, and two diagrams are also included. Written and edited by two of today's most eminent scholars of Buddhism, and more than a decade in the making, this landmark work is an essential reference for every student, scholar, or practitioner of Buddhism and for anyone else interested in Asian religion, history, or philosophy. The most comprehensive dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English More than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words The first dictionary to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions--Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Detailed entries on the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites in the history of Buddhism Cross-references and appendixes that allow readers to find related terms and look up equivalent terms in multiple Buddhist languages Includes a list of Buddhist lists, a timeline, and maps Also contains selected terms and names in Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Sinhalese, Newar, and Mongolian
Released on 2016-10-14Categories History

Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif

Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif

Author: Jean Michaud

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442272798

Category: History

Page: 594

View: 886

Dwelling in the highland areas of Northeast India, Bangladesh, Southwest China, Taiwan, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Peninsular Malaysia are hundreds of “peoples”. Together their population adds up to 100 million, more than most of the countries they live in. Yet in each of these countries, they are regarded as minorities. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on about 300 groups, the ten countries they live in, their historical figures, and their salient political, economic, social, cultural and religious aspects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more.
Released on 2018-04-06Categories History

Historical Dictionary of the Mongol World Empire

Historical Dictionary of the Mongol World Empire

Author: Paul D. Buell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538111376

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 594

The Historical Dictionary of the Mongol World Empire examines the history of the Mongol Empire, the pre-imperial era of Mongolian history that preceded it, and the various Mongol successor states that continued to dominate Eurasia long after the breakdown of Mongol unity. This second edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture of the Mongol Empire. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Mongol Empire.
Released on 1998Categories History

China

China

Author: Michael Dillon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700704396

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 873

This new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Chinese civilisation from Peking Man to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, and literature to name but a few.
Released on 2021-01-15Categories

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Culture

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Culture

Author: Lawrence R Sullivan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781538146040

Category:

Page: 536

View: 937

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Culture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries covering arts and entertainment, customs and traditions from the ancient imperial and modern era.