This new dictionary, now available in paperback as part of the best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series, covers both historical and contemporary issues in Buddhism, and includes all Buddhist schools and cultures. Over 2,000 broad-ranging entries cover beliefs, doctrines, major teachers and scholars, place names, and artefacts, in a clear and concise style. The text is illustrated with line drawings of religious structures, iconographic forms and gestures, andritual objects. Appendices include a chronology and a guide to canonical scriptures as well as a pronunciation guide for difficult names and terms.
OUP Oxford; August 2004
- ISBN 9780191579172
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: A Dictionary of Buddhism
- Author: Damien Keown
Imprint: OUP Oxford
About The Author
Dr Damien Keown is Senior Lecturer in Indian Religion, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. His books include The Nature of Buddhist Ethics (Macmillan, 1992) and Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 1996).