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  • A Survey of Vinaya Literatureby Charles S. Prebish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The most important research tool for vinaya studies. Covers both primary and secondary sources in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Chinese as well as modern sources in English, French, German and Japanese. more...

  • Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhismby Torkel Brekke

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95

    Why did people in North India from the 5th century BC choose to leave the world and join the sect of the Buddha? This is the first book to apply the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community. It also addresses the more general and theoretically controversial... more...

  • Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhismby Douglas Osto

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0–500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview analysis and structural narrative theory, the author... more...

  • Indian Buddhist Theories of Personsby James Duerlinger

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Vasubandhu's classic work Refutation of the Theory of a Self is translated and provided with an introduction and commentary. The translation, the first into a modern Western language from the Sanskrit text, is intended for use by those who wish to begin a careful philosophical study of Indian Buddhist theories of persons. Special features... more...