Hardcover: 312 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (February 7, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1 x 5.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 2998696
Format: PDF ePub TXT ebook
Based on new translations of Pali texts and rare sources, Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns analyzes the portrayal of women in the Pali canon and commentaries. Focusing on the differences between canonical and commentarial literature, the author goes beyond the practice of using the commentaries to merely enhance the understanding of the Pali canon; she emphasizes the differing social and historical milieus out of which these genres of literature were...