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An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date May 25, 1990
Pages 374
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521313339
ISBN-10 0521313333
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $32.99
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book is a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist tradition as it has developed in three major cultural areas in Asia, and to Buddhism as it is now developing in the West. It is intended to be a textbook for students of religious and Asian studies, but it will also be of interest to those who want a general survey of Buddhism and its beliefs. Unlike many other general books about Buddhism, it not only explores the world views of the religion but also attempts to show how Buddhism functions as a set of practices. It thus includes chapters on devotion, ethics, monastic practices and meditation. Such practices are related to Buddhist teachings and historical developments. Emphasizing as it does the diversity found within different Buddhist traditions, the book aims throughout to underline common threads of belief, practice and historical continuities which unify the Buddhist world. Dr. Harvey answers questions that are often asked by people on first meeting the tradition, and in his section on Nirvana offers a novel interpretation of this ultimate, transcendent mystery.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780521308151 Book cover for 9780521859424
 
2 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (January 7, 2013)
9780521859424 | details & prices | 521 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.18 lbs | List price $110.00
About: In this new edition of the best-selling Introduction to Buddhism, Peter Harvey provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of the Buddhist tradition in both Asia and the West.
With Mark Dvoretsky | from Cambridge Univ Pr (May 1, 1990)
9780521308151 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $57.99
This edition also contains Recognizing Your Opponent's Resources: Developing Preventive Thinking
About: This book is a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist tradition as it has developed in three major cultural areas in Asia, and to Buddhism as it is now developing in the West.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780521313339 Book cover for 9780521676748
 
2 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (December 14, 2012)
9780521676748 | details & prices | 521 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $34.99
About: In this new edition of the best-selling Introduction to Buddhism, Peter Harvey provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of the Buddhist tradition in both Asia and the West.
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from Cambridge Univ Pr (May 25, 1990)
9780521313339 | details & prices | 374 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $32.99
About: This book is a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist tradition as it has developed in three major cultural areas in Asia, and to Buddhism as it is now developing in the West.

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