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The Buddha: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

The Buddha: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Author: Michael Carrithers
ISBN 13: 9780192854537
ISBN 10: 192854534
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-06-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
List Price: $11.95

In this valuable introduction, Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give us 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 assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its contemporary relevance. Well-paced and informative, this introduction will enlighten not only those who study Buddhism and comparative religion but anyone intrigued by the remarkable philosophy of one of the greatest religious thinkers.