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The Life of Buddha as Legend and History

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Paperback, 297 pages
Published March 6th 2000 by Dover Publications (first published December 1st 1969)
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Max Nemtsov
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Вполне состоявшаяся попытка воссоздать жизнь Будды (оторвав ее от легендарных и мифологических примесей и наслоений) по тем источникам, что были доступны к 20-м годам ХХ века. Много забавного, но обойдемся без спойлеров. Нарратив, в общем, сложился, хотя неподвязанных концов и незавязанных узелков торчит много (что, само собой, естественно). Но это и не беллетристика с непотопляемым сюжетом, как у Керуака или Хессе, так что не стоит от Томаса ожидать чего-то эдакого.
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Craig Shoemake
Edward J. Thomas (also published under E. J. Thomas 1869-1958) was a Briton who lived as a scholar and librarian in India, where he pursued what were at the time cutting edge researches into the roots of Buddhist thought and history. His other noted work in this field--still showing up in bibliographies on account of its lucidity and comprehensiveness--is The History of Buddhist Thought. A review of that one from yours truly is in the offing, sometime down the road. The present ...more
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Edward Joseph Thomas (1869–1958) was a Pali-language scholar and translator, and librarian in India who published several books on the history of Buddhism. His works, mainly concerned with Theravada Buddhism and reflecting Western scholarship, nonetheless remain widely cited for their clarity and accuracy.