"A lucid and reliable introduction to Buddhism." -- Times Higher Educational Supplement
"Clear, precise, informed and comprehensive." -- Middle Way
"This is a sound introduction to the religion and a fine work of reference for those already acquainted with its doctrines." -- The Good Book Guide, April 2008
About the Author
Edward Conze studied Indian and comparative philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Hamburg. He later lectured in psychology, philosophy and comparative religion at Oxford, held a number of academic appointments and served as Vice-President of the Buddhist Society. His many books include Buddhist Texts Through the Ages (Oneworld, 1995).