[Buddha-l] Early Buddhist Discourses
rhayes at unm.edu
Sun Feb 25 16:52:08 MST 2007
On Sunday 25 February 2007 11:04, Bruce G. Seidner Ph.D. wrote:
> This puts me in mind of another text that I like, though I can't
> vouchsafe how widely accepted it is. I first read Hirakawa Akira's A
> History of Indian Buddhism Volume I, translated by Paul Groner, when
> it was published and loved how comprehensive and integrated it was.
I love that book. Between it and Lamotte's Histoire du bouddhisme, I can find
everything that I want to say. About Buddhism.
> Being a non specialist and not having attended any AAR meetings since
> 1995, I am way out of the loop. Do you, Dan, or other more
> in-the-loop-academics know the status of this project. I'll go to the
> UVA website and see if Groner is still there and ask as well.
Alas, I am also way out of the loop,maybe even more than you. I also have not
attended any professional society meetings since 1995, and I never read
journal articles or book reviews. Here's how I select what to read. If
something lasts 1000 years, I read it. Otherwise, let the academic hotrods
read this new-fangled stuff.
By the way, Hackett publishing is an excellent place to get books that meet
all my criteria forexcellence in publishing, namely, the material must be
over 1000 years old and the book must cost less than $20.
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico
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