Turfan & Tunhuang The Texts Encounter Of Civilisations On Silk Road Buddhism

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***********PLEASE CLICK ON THE DESCRIPTION IF YOU ARE ON YOUR PHONE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS AND READ THE DESCRIPTION****************Trade PB. 8vo. Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki. 1992. 263 pgs. Wrappers worn. Book is free of ownership marks. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. During the Buddha's lifetime (ca. 563-485 ac), the stone landed in the water. As the succeeding centuries passed, the ripples in the water formed larger and larger concentric circles. First the people of the Central Asian oasis kingdoms (many of which are located in modern Sinkiang in northwest China) embraced Buddhism sometime in the first and second centuries AD, and, then, as the ripples extended to China proper, China became a largely Buddhist empire by the tenth century AD. Yet, as Erik Ziircher has suggested, this picture has gone largely untested. The unique combination of documents, epitaphs, and artifacts from two grave-yards at Turfan makes it possible to examine the history of Buddhism t
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