Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal: The Fifteenth-Century Reformation of Newar Buddhism

1st Edition

Will Tuladhar-Douglas

Routledge
Published September 12, 2014
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780415511490 - CAT# Y134373
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

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Summary

Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as one distinct tradition among the many that comprise Indic Buddhism. Through a thorough study of the relevant texts in the classical Himalayan languages (Sanskrit, Newari, Tibetan and Nepali), the book puts forward a new thesis about how the Newars legitimated and reinvented their tradition by devising new concepts of canonicity, as such it will appeal to scholars of the history and philology of Buddhism.

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