By Lars Fogelin
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An Archaeological historical past of Indian Buddhism is a finished survey of Indian Buddhism from its origins within the sixth century BCE, via its ascendance within the 1st millennium CE, and its eventual decline in mainland South Asia by way of the mid-2nd millennium CE. Weaving jointly reviews of archaeological is still, structure, iconography, inscriptions, and Buddhist old assets, this ebook uncovers the quotidian matters and practices of Buddhist priests and nuns (the sangha), and their lay adherents--concerns and practices usually obscured in stories of Buddhism premised principally, if no longer solely, on Buddhist texts.
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An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism (Oxford Handbooks) by Lars Fogelin