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THE Strong:the Legend of King Asoka: A Study & Translation of the Asokavadana Paper

By (author) JS STRONG
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 1st Jul 1992
Weight: 399g
ISBN-10: 0691014590
ISBN-13: 9780691014593
Barcode No: 9780691014593
Synopsis
An English translation of the Asokavadana text, the Sanskrit version of the legend of King Asoka, first written in the second century A.D. Emperor of India during the third century B.C. and one of the most important rulers in the history of Buddhism, Asoka has hitherto been studied in the West primarily from his edicts and rock inscriptions in many parts of the Indian subcontinent. Through an extensive critical essay and a fluid translation, John Strong examines the importance of the Asoka of the legends for our overall understanding of Buddhism.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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