Brides of the Buddha : nuns' stories from the Avadānaśataka

Level A JA294.3082 /532539 Available
Full title: Brides of the Buddha : nuns' stories from the Avadānaśataka / Karen Muldoon-Hules.
Main author: Muldoon-Hules, Karen, 1952- (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: This study uses ten stories from the Avadānaśataka, the collection of Buddhist narratives compiled from the second to fifth centuries CE, to examine the social landscape of early India. The author analyzes marital customs and the development of nuns' hagiographies, while revealing regional variations of Buddhism in South Asia during this period.--Publisher description.
Language: English
Published: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
Classmark: JA294.3082 /532539
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781498511452
1498511457