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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass; 2nd Revised edition edition (February 13, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8120808185
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120808188
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.8 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,802,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Warder is Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit at the Uniersity of Toronto.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By James S. Taylor on August 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Warder is one of the giants of his generation on Buddhist research, casting a long shadow over his time teaching at the University of Toronto. Though semi-retired, he still occassionally teaches a class on the history of Asian Buddhism for the Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies, and this book, no surprise, is a main text for that class, as well as the one on Introductory Buddhism. It really is one of the classic works on the period of early Buddhism, a time that goes largely ignored in the modern West's taste for Mahayana forms of Buddhism. Most don't realize that Buddhism quickly split up into nearly two dozen schools with some fairly significant differences between them. Warder covers not only them, but also the tangled history and context that shaped these early Buddhists. It is detailed and thorough to a level that would boggle the layperson, but is well worth the time and concentration needed if you are specifically interested in this time period. Not only does it contain good chapters on what you would normally expect, such as the Buddha's life and doctrines, but there are also chapter length discussions on issues that are often sidelined, such as how the Buddhist writings were preserved and collected, and how popularization effected it's teachings. Over all, it's a grande job, so don't be afraid to have it imported.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By James K Keller on April 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
i have not actually finished this book yet, but i know that it is definitely a great book. this book is amazingly well documented and serves as a very informative source dealing with a subject that recieves very little attention in modern american society which is much more focused on zen buddism and tibetan buddism. before the book begins the the author goes to great lengths to establish a historically accurate structure within which the contents of the book lie. it is probably the most historically accurate book i have ever read dealing with any religion, a feat that is increadibly hard to accomplish due to the great exagerations that are present in all religions, especially very old (and originally oral) ones such a buddhism. i am currently taking a zen buddhism class and have taken many other classes in buddhism, yet one thing that has always troubled me has been the lack of information presented on indian buddhism. this book, thankfully, answered half my questions in the first fifty pages, and while it is heavy reading, anyone seriously interested in the dharma or the complex state of political and philosophical affairs in india that shaped and borrowed from the buddhas teachings will eat this up. it not only explores the original teachings of the buddha, but it also gives as close to a historically "true" account of the buddhas life and interactions with society as could ever be achieved short of being there yourself. i especially enjoyed this book for it shows the immense compassion and humanity present in orthodox southern buddhism (mostly refered to as theravada today).END
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