The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Robert E. Buswell
Donald S. Lopez
Juhn Ahn
J. Wayne Bass
William Chu
Amanda Goodman
Hyoung Seok Ham
Seong-Uk Kim
Sumi Lee
Patrick Pranke
Andrew Quintman
Gareth Sparham
Maya Stiller
Harumi Ziegler
Copyright Date: 2014
Pages: 1384
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt46n41q
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    The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
    Book Description:

    With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism. The main entries offer both a brief definition and a substantial short essay on the broader meaning and significance of the term covered. Extensive cross-references allow readers to find related terms 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 also included.

    Written and edited by two of today's most eminent scholars of Buddhism, and more than a decade in the making, this landmark work is an essential reference for every student, scholar, or practitioner of Buddhism and for anyone else interested in Asian religion, history, or philosophy.

    The most comprehensive dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English More than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words The first dictionary to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions--Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Detailed entries on the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites in the history of Buddhism Cross-references and appendixes that allow readers to find related terms and look up equivalent terms in multiple Buddhist languages Includes a list of Buddhist lists, a timeline, and maps Also contains selected terms and names in Thai, Burmese, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Sinhalese, Newar, and Mongolian

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-4805-8
    Subjects: Religion, History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Preface
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. ix-x)
  5. Conventions
    (pp. xi-xii)
  6. Transcription Systems
    (pp. xiii-xiv)
  7. Asian Historical Periods
    (pp. xv-xviii)
  8. Timeline of Buddhism
    (pp. xix-xxiv)
  9. Maps
  10. Entries A–Z
  11. List of Lists
    (pp. 1065-1102)

    This roster provides some of the most important lists used in the Buddhist traditions. Generally, we include the equivalencies only in Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese, since in most cases these will be adequate to trace the terms back to the relevant entries in the dictionary. In instances where there are several variations of a list, we seek to provide only one common form. In addition, the various languages often provide different interpretations of a particular term, making it difficult to provide a single English translation. For ease in tracing terms back to their main dictionary entries, the numeric elements in...

  12. Cross-References by Language