Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood

Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood

Giving Away the Body in Indian Buddhist Literature

Book - 2007
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From the publisher's description: "Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood is the first comprehensive study of a central narrative theme in premodern South Asian Buddhist literature: the Buddha's bodily self-sacrifice during his previous lives as a bodhisattva. Conducting close readings of stories from Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, and Tibetan literature written between the third century B.C.E. and the late medieval period, Reiko Ohnuma argues that this theme has had a major impact on the development of Buddhist philosophy and culture."
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780231510288
Characteristics: xvii, 372 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 9780231137089


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