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Brill's encyclopedia of Buddhism / editor-in-chief, Jonathan A. Silk ; consulting editors, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger ; editorial advisory board, Lucia Dolce, Johan Elverskog, Harunaga Isaacson, Christian Lammerts, Robert Mayer, Juhyung Rhi, Francesco Sferra, Stefano Zacchetti
Bib ID 7050557
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Leiden : Brill, 2015- 
©2015 
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm. 
ISBN 9789004283435 (volume1)
9004283439 (volume1)
Series

Handbuch der Orientalistik. Zweite Abteilung, Indien ; 29. Bd. , 2. Abschnitt. 0169-9377

Summary

"It has been evident for many years that no authoritative, reliable, and up-to-date reference work on Buddhism yet exists in any language. 'Brill's Encyclopedia of Buddhism' aims to fill that gap with a comprehensive work, presented in two phases: a series of six thematic volumes including an index volume, addressing issues of global and regional importance, to be followed by an ever-expanding online resource providing access both to synthetic and comprehensive treatments and to more individuated details on persons, places, texts, doctrinal matters, and so on. Illustrated with maps and photographs, and supplemented with extensive online resources, the print version of the thematic encyclopedia will present the latest research on the main aspects of the Buddhist traditions in original essays written by the world's foremost scholars. BEB aims at a balanced and even-handed view of Buddhist traditions, presenting the most reliable accounts of well-known issues and filling gaps in heretofore-neglected areas. In doing so, it emphasizes that Buddhism is simultaneously constituted by a plurality of regional traditions and a far-reaching phenomenon spanning almost all of Asia, and more recently far beyond as well. Volume I surveys Buddhist literatures, scriptural and nonscriptural, and offers discussions of the languages of Buddhist traditions and the physical bases (manuscripts, epigraphy, etc.) available for the study of Buddhist literatures. Subsequent volumes will address issues of personages, communities, history, life and practice, doctrine, space and time."--

Incomplete contents v.1. Literature and languages. 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

In English with some text in various languages.

Subjects Buddhism -- Encyclopedias.
Other authors/contributors Silk, Jonathan A., editor  |  Hinüber, Oskar von, editor  |  Eltschinger, Vincent, editor
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