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Author Vaziri, Mostafa, 1956-
Title Buddhism in Iran [electronic resource] : an anthropological approach to traces and influences / Mostafa Vaziri
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xxii, 262 p.) : ill
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-246) and index
Prologue: Goal of the Book & Method -- Part I: The Beginning -- Introduction to the Buddha's Key Spiritual and Philosophical Concepts -- Part II: The Early Interactions -- The Early Spread and Influences of Buddhism in Iran -- Mani, 'the Buddha of Light' -- Part III: The Traces -- The Legendary Story of the Buddha in Iran -- Qadamgah (Holy Footprints) and Monastic Caves in Iran -- Nawbahar and Stupa-Like Islamic Shrines -- Buddhism during the Mongol Period in Iran -- Part IV: The Influences -- Buddhism and Early Asceticism in Iran -- Jabir ibn Hayyan, Ibn Sina and Mir Fenderiski: Any Buddhist Associations? -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Non-Violence and Rationalism: A Crypto-Buddhist Influence
Exploring the interactions of Buddhist world with the dominant cultures of Iran in pre- and post-Islamic times, this book demonstrates that the traces and cross-influences of Buddhism have brought the material and spiritual culture of Iran to its present state even after the term 'Buddhism' was eradicated from the literary and popular languages of the region. In the course of its history, Iranian culture adopted and assimilated a system of Buddhist art, iconography, religious symbolism, literature, and asceticism due to the open border of eastern Iran with the Buddhist regions, and the resultant intermingling of the two worlds
Description based on print version record
Link Print version: Vaziri, Mostafa, 1956- Buddhism in Iran. First edition. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9781137022936 (DLC) 2012002678 (OCoLC)774697202
Subject Buddhism -- Iran -- History
Buddhism and culture -- Iran
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies bisacsh
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