An English translation of the Asokavadana text, the Sanskrit version of the legend of King Asoka, first written in the second century A.D. Emperor of India during the third century B.C. and one of the most important rulers in the history of Buddhism, Asoka has hitherto been studied in the West primarily from his edicts and rock inscriptions in many parts of the Indian subcontinent. Through an extensive critical essay and a fluid translation, John Strong examines the importance of the Asoka of the legends for our overall understanding of Buddhism.
Originally published in 1984.
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John. S. Strong is an American academic, who is Charles A. Dana Professor at Bates College in the Department of Religious Studies. Strong specializes in Buddhist studies and with emphasis on the Buddha s biography, relics, and the legends and cults of South Asia
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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1984. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 15523
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1984. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Hardcover with dj. Light shelfwear to dj. Owner's address sticker inside. Contents clean and tight. 336 pages, index, notes, bibliography. Codice libro della libreria 14419
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: very good. 567 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00691065756-V
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1984. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1983. Hardcover. 6 x 9 â. 336 pp. Good in a good dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in mylar. Moderate rubbing and chipping to the edges of the dust jacket. Numbers in pencil and ink on the front free endpaper. âUsedâ stamped at the tail of the text-block. Contains some pencil marks and notes in the margins of the text. The binding is solid. Codice libro della libreria BOOK2-021817007