Bones Stones and Buddhist Monks

Author: Gregory Schopen
Subtitle: Papers on the Archaeology, Epigraphy and Texts of Indian Buddhism
No of Pages: 262
Edition: 1st
Year of Publication: 1999
File Size: 63 MB
Permission: Sourced from A Handful of Leaves Library (
Blurb: The author problematizes many assumptions about the lay-monastic distinction by demonstrating that monks and nuns participated actively in a wide range of ritual practices and institutions that have heretofore been judged popular. This represents the basis for a new historiography of Buddhism.
Notes: Index. Bibliography.