[Buddha-l] Early Buddhist Discourses

Richard Hayes 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.

Richard Hayes
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico

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