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Author Carrithers, Michael, author

Title The Buddha : a very short introduction / Michael Carrithers
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001


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 MELB  294.363 Buddha Car/Bav  AVAILABLE
Description 108 pages : illustrations, map ; 17 cm
Series Very short introduction ; 41
Very short introductions ; 41
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Early life and renunciation -- 3. To the awakening -- 4. The awakening -- 5. The mission and the death
Summary "Michael Carrithers guides us through the diverse accounts of the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its relevance today."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published in 1983
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-102) and index
Notes Lexile: 1310
Print version record
Subject Buddha.
Gautama Buddha.
Buddha (The concept)
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 00046508
ISBN 0192854534