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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
Robert E. Buswell Jr. & Donald S. Lopez Jr.

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"This Dictionary of Buddhism . . . deserves recognition as a highly useful and worthwhile contribution to the field. Its breadth of coverage and its clear and convenient style of presentation make it a valuable reference source for researchers, teachers, and students in Buddhist Studies, and for more general readers as well."--Choong Mun-keat, Reviews of Books

"This is a one-of-a-kind reference book that will not be replicated in this generation's lifetime."--Brad Lee Eden, Reference Reviews

"The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism is a huge contribution to the field of Buddhist studies in English. . . . The ease with which concepts can be searched and connected, the ambitious scope, accessible writing style, and detailed scholarship combine to make this single volume dictionary an invaluable reference tool for scholars, students, and practitioners of Buddhism."--Leesa S. Davis, Sophia

"Thoroughly enjoyable to anyone who wants to know anything and everything about Buddhism. . . . The Dictionary offers a sense of completeness and comprehensiveness in understanding taxonomies and terminologies used in Buddhism."--Anup Kumar Das, International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter


"This is without a doubt the most comprehensive, authoritative, and useful dictionary of Buddhism that there is. In reading it, I learned more about my field, in a serendipitous way, than I have from any other single book."--John S. Strong, Bates College

"This will become the new standard reference in the field. Every scholar and graduate student in Buddhist studies will want a copy, as will every college instructor assigned to teach an introduction to Buddhism course. I wish I had had a work like this when I first began teaching. This is a truly monumental contribution to the field."--Lori Meeks, University of Southern California

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