An archaeological history of Indian Buddhism / Lars Fogelin
- Fogelin, Lars
- New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: The Archaeology and History of Indian Buddhism -- 2.The Material of Religion -- 3.From the Buddha to Ashoka: c. 600--200 BCE -- 4.The Sangha and the Laity: c. 200 BCE-200 CE -- 5.The Beginnings of Mahayana Buddhism, Buddha Images, and Monastic Isolation: c. 100--600 CE -- 6.Lay Buddhism and Religious Syncretism in the First Millennium CE -- 7.The Consolidation and Collapse of Monastic Buddhism: c. 600--1400 CE -- 8.Conclusion.
- This is a comprehensive survey of Indian Buddhism from its origins in the sixth century bce, through its ascendance in the first millennium ce, and its eventual decline in mainland South Asia by the mid-second millennium ce. Weaving together studies of archaeological remains, architecture, iconography, inscriptions, and Buddhist historical sources, this book uncovers the quotidian concerns and practices of Buddhist monks and nuns (the sangha), and their lay adherents.
- 9780190234157 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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