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The sociology of early Buddhism [electronic resource] / Greg Bailey and Ian Mabbett.

By: Bailey, Greg, 1948-.
Contributor(s): Mabbett, Ian W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (1 v.).ISBN: 0511062966 (electronic bk.); 9780511062964 (electronic bk.); 0511071426; 9780511071423; 1280415541; 9781280415548; 9780511488283 (electronic bk.); 0511488289 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Buddhism -- Social aspects -- India | Monastic and religious life (Buddhism) -- India | Buddhism -- India, Northeastern -- History | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology of Religion | Bouddhisme -- Aspect social -- Asie m�eridionale | M�ediation -- Aspect religieux -- Bouddhisme | Vie religieuse et monastique -- Bouddhisme -- Asie m�eridionale | Buddhism -- Social aspects -- South Asia | Monastic and religious life (Buddhism) -- South AsiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sociology of early Buddhism.DDC classification: 306.6943 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; BUDDHISM AS PROCESS: THREE VERSIONS OF BUDDHISM; THE INCOMMENSURABILITY OF DIFFERENT VERSIONS; 1 The problem: asceticism and urban life; THE EMPEROR'S CLOTHES; TRADE, CITIES, CENTRALIZED STATES AND REMEMBERED TRIBALISM; LEGITIMATION OF COMMERCIAL VALUES; PROTEST AGAINST COMMERCIAL VALUES; LEGITIMATION OF CITY LIFE; PROTEST AGAINST CITY LIFE; LEGITIMATION OF THE CENTRALIZED STATE; PROTEST AGAINST THE CENTRALIZED STATE; LEGITIMATION OF POST-TRIBAL CULTURE; PROTEST AGAINST POST-TRIBAL CULTURE.
Summary: Early Buddhism flourished because it took up the challenge represented by buoyant economic conditions in the newly emergent Indian states from the fifth century BCE. This book begins with the apparent inconsistency of Buddhism, a renunciant movement surviving within a strong urban environment, and draws out the implications of this.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-275) and index.

Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; BUDDHISM AS PROCESS: THREE VERSIONS OF BUDDHISM; THE INCOMMENSURABILITY OF DIFFERENT VERSIONS; 1 The problem: asceticism and urban life; THE EMPEROR'S CLOTHES; TRADE, CITIES, CENTRALIZED STATES AND REMEMBERED TRIBALISM; LEGITIMATION OF COMMERCIAL VALUES; PROTEST AGAINST COMMERCIAL VALUES; LEGITIMATION OF CITY LIFE; PROTEST AGAINST CITY LIFE; LEGITIMATION OF THE CENTRALIZED STATE; PROTEST AGAINST THE CENTRALIZED STATE; LEGITIMATION OF POST-TRIBAL CULTURE; PROTEST AGAINST POST-TRIBAL CULTURE.

Early Buddhism flourished because it took up the challenge represented by buoyant economic conditions in the newly emergent Indian states from the fifth century BCE. This book begins with the apparent inconsistency of Buddhism, a renunciant movement surviving within a strong urban environment, and draws out the implications of this.

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