Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 February 2001

128 Pages | halftones and drawings


ISBN: 9780192854537

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Buddha: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Carrithers

Very Short Introductions

  • VSI Buddhism is one of the best selling titles in the series: 26,000 copies sold since publication in 1996
  • Until the 20th century, the Buddha was probably the most influential thinker in human history
  • Covers the life of the Buddha and the genesis and significance of his teaching
  • Also discusses how and why Buddhism spread across continents and survived so well through the centuries
  • First published in the Past Masters series, where it has sold well over 30,000 copies