An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton - a writer on and practitioner of Buddhism - explains the development of the basic concepts of Buddhism during its 2,500 years of history and describes its varied developments in India, Buddhism s homeland, as well as its spread across Asia, from Mongolia to Sri Lanka and from Japan to the Middle East. A fascinating insight into the historical progress of one of the world s great religions.
.."an excellent synopsis of current scholarship..." Alan Sponberg, Professor of Asian Philosophy and Religion, University of Montana"
The Concise History of Buddhism
Mind, Body & Spirit