Author:Almond, Philip C

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THE BRITISH DISCOVERY OF BUDDHISM

By: Almond, Philip C.

Price: ¥3,500.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000044602

ISBN: 0521355036

Condition: Good/Good


This is the first book to examine the British discovery of Buddhism during the Victorian period. It was only during the nineteenth century that Buddhi sm became, in the western mind, a religious tradition separate from Hinduis m. As a result, Buddha emerge from a realm of myth and was addressed as a h istorical figure. Almond's exploration of British interpretations of Buddhi sm--of its founder, its doctrines, its ethics, its social practices, its tr uth and value--illuminates more than the various aspects of Buddhist cultur e: it sheds light on the Victorian society making these judgements. View more info