1 Online-Ressource (2 v. (xxxix, 981 p.)))
ill. (some col.), maps
Preface -- List of articles -- List of contributors -- Synoptic outline of entries -- Maps : the diffusion of Buddhism -- Encyclopedia of Buddhism -- Appendix : timelines of Buddhist history -- Index.
This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions
Includes bibliographical references and index
Erscheint auch als Encyclopedia of Buddhism
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