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Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities

Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities

by Steven Collins

Hardback Publication Date: 13/05/1998

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This book presents a new answer to the question: what is nirvana? Part One distinguishes between systematic and narrative thought in the Pali texts of Theravada Buddhism, looking at the place of nirvana in both. Part Two explores other Buddhist utopias and relates Buddhist utopianism to studies of European and American utopian writing. Steven Collins discusses these issues in relation to textuality, world history, and ideology in premodern civilizations, aiming to contribute to a new vision of Buddhist history that integrates the inside and the outside of texts.
ISBN:
9780521570541
9780521570541
Category:
Buddhism
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
13-05-1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
712
Dimensions (mm):
236x161x42mm
Weight:
1.1kg

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