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Edward Conze

This book provides a straightforward and comprehensive survey of Buddhist history, from 500 BCE through to modern times. It introduces all the different doctrines, sects and beliefs, and follows their development over their centuries; it also covers all the different Buddhist schools. The expansion of Buddhism across the Asian continent is traced, and its development in India, Nepal and Kashmir, Ceylon, Central Asia, South-East Asia, Japan, China and Korea and Tibet is examined at length.

  • Publication date: June 29, 2000
  • ISBN: 9781851682218
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 192


"Clear, precise, informed and comprehensive."
Middle Way
"A lucid and reliable introduction to Buddhism."
The Times Higher Educational Supplement

Edward Conze

Edward Conze studied Indian and comparative philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Hamburg. He later lectured in psychology, philosophy, and comparative religion at Oxford, held a number of academic appointments, and served as Vice-President of the Buddhist Society. His many books include Buddhist Texts Through the Ages (Oneworld, Sept 1995, ISBN: 9781851681075).

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