With larger than 5,000 entries totaling over a million phrases, that’s in all probability probably the most full and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cowl phrases from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese language language, Japanese, and Korean. In distinction to reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges crucial Buddhist traditions to supply encyclopedic protection of essential phrases, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical websites from all through the historic previous of Buddhism. The principal entries provide every a fast definition and a substantial short essay on the broader which suggests and significance of the time interval coated. In depth cross-references allow readers to hunt out related phrases and concepts. An appendix of Buddhist lists (for example, the four noble truths and the thirty-two marks of the Buddha), a timeline, six maps, and two diagrams are moreover included.
Written and edited by two of within the current day's most excellent college students of Buddhism, and higher than a decade inside the making, this landmark work is an important reference for every scholar, scholar, or practitioner of Buddhism and for anyone else keen about Asian religion, historic previous, or philosophy.
The most full dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English
Higher than 5,000 entries totaling over a million phrases
The first dictionary to cowl phrases from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions–Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese language language, Japanese, and Korean
Detailed entries on essential phrases, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical websites inside the historic previous of Buddhism
Cross-references and appendixes that let readers to hunt out related phrases and lookup equal phrases in a quantity of Buddhist languages
Contains a itemizing of Buddhist lists, a timeline, and maps
Moreover incorporates chosen phrases and names in Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Sinhalese, Newar, and Mongolian