Help with Buddhist History

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clw_uk
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Help with Buddhist History

Postby clw_uk » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:13 pm

Hey friends


Can anyone point me in the direction of a really good book or website on the history of Buddhism? (theravada mostly but mahayana as well)




thanks in advance



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Re: Help with Buddhist History

Postby davcuts » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:31 pm

I dislike the title, but Buddhism For Dummies gives a great account of Buddhist History. It also gives an account of how each school came to be, and brief bios of some great teachers.

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Re: Help with Buddhist History

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:22 pm

Greetings Craig,

Would the following be of relevance?

Buddhist Sects In India
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=tK- ... q=&f=false

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