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In the course of your academic or personal study or following a general wish to contribute, please add, if you feel so, relevant resources to the initially created bibliography on the dating of the Buddha, or create other themes directly of and about Buddhism, whatever your field of interest and expertise. The bibliography is fashioned in accordance with the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) format and style guide, a guide for the humanities, in which Buddhist studies have their home.


Bibliographies


Table of Contents:

  • The Historical Dating of Buddha Gotama

  • Studies in Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • General Buddhist Studies


The Historical Dating of Buddha Gotama

Monographs (Primary Literature):

  • Hultzsch, Eugen: Inscriptions of Asoka. 1925. Indological Bookhouse, 1969
  • Jayawickrama, N.A. (tr.): The Inception of Discipline and the Vinaya Nidāna: Being a Translation and Edition of the Bāhiranidāna of Buddhaghosa’s Samantapāsādikā, the Vinaya Commentary. 1962. The Pāli Text Society, 2010
  • Oldenberg, Hermann (tr.): The Dīpavaṅsa: An Ancient Buddhist Historical Record. 1879. The Pāli Text Society, 2000
  • Wilhelm Geiger and Mabel Haynes Bode (tr.): The Mahāvaṅsa: The Great Chronicle of Ceylon. 1908. Wentworth Press, 2016
  • Bhāvaviveka: Nikāyabhedavibhaṅgavyākhyāna. Andre Bareau (tr.): “Trois traités 2: L’explication des divisions entre les sects”, Journal Asiatique, 1956, pp. 166—191
  • Vasumitra: Samayabhedoparacanacakra. Jiryo Masuda (tr.): “Origin and Doctrines of Early Indian Buddhist Schools: A Translation of the Hsüan-Chwang Version of Vasumitra’s Treatise”, Verlag der Asia Major, 1925

Monographs (Secondary Literature):

  • Ñānamoli: The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon. 1972. Pariyatti Publishing, 2007
  • Sarao, Karam Tej Singh.: Urban Centres & Urbanisation: As Reflected in the Pali Vinaya & Sutta Pitakas, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 2010

Miscellanea:

  • Bechert, Heinz (ed.): Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung IV/1 – The Dating of the Historical Buddha, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1988
  • Bechert, Heinz (ed.): Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung IV/2 – The Dating of the Historical Buddha, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1992
  • Bechert, Heinz (ed.): Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung IV/3 – The Dating of the Historical Buddha, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1997
  • Bechert, Heinz (ed.): When Did the Buddha Live? Sri Satguru Publications, 1996
  • Narain, A.K. (ed.): The Date of the Historical Sakyamuni Buddha, BR Publishing Corporation, 2008
  • Patrick Olivelle, Janice Leoshko und Himanshu Prabha Ray (eds.): Reimagining Asoka: Memory and History, Oxford University Press, 2012
  • Seneviratna, Anuradha (ed.): King Asoka and Buddhism: Historical and Literary Studies, Buddhist Publication Society, 1994

Essays

  • Bhattacharja, Sunil Kumar: “The Dotted Record and its Impact on Ancient Indian Chronology.” 7th International Conference of WAVES, 2008
  • Bhattasali, N.K.: “Mauryya Chronology and Connected Problems.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, no. 2, 1932, pp. 273-288
  • Falk, Harry: “The Diverse Degrees of Authenticity of Aśokan Texts.” Asoka: In History and Historcical Memory, 2009, pp. 6—17 (?)
  • Gokhale, B.G.: “The Theravāda-Buddhist View of History.” Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 85, no. 3, 1965, pp. 354-360
  • Hikata, Ryūsho: “On the Period of Lifetime of Sākyamuni.” Studies in Buddhism and Buddhist Culture, vol. 1, Naritasan: Monograph Series of the Institue for Buddhist Studies, 1985, pp. 1—20
  • Charpentier, Jarl: “Antiochus, King of the Yavanas.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 303-321
  • Narain Prasad, R.G.: “The Date of Buddha’s Mahāparinirvāna.” Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, vol. 67, no. 1/4, 1986, pp. 77—88
  • Latham, R.G.: “On the Date and Personality of Priyadarsi.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, vol. 17, 1860, pp. 273—285
  • Oskar von Hinueber: “Did Hellenistic Kings Send Letters to Asoka?” Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 130, no. 2, 2010, pp. 261—266
  • Pachow, W.: “A Study of the Dotted Record.” Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 85, no.3, 1965, pp. 342—349
  • Peter Skilling and Oskar von Hinueber: “Two Buddhist Inscriptions from Deorkothar.” Annual Report of the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, vol. 16, 2013, pp. 13—27
  • Prebish, Charles S.: “Cooking the Buddhist Books: The Implications of the New Dating of the Buddha for the History of Early Indian Buddhism.” Journal of Buddhist Ethics, vol. 15, 2008, pp. 1—21
  • Richard Salomon and Joseph Marino: “Observations on the Deorkothar Inscriptions and their Significance for the Evaluation of Buddhist Historical Traditions.” Annual Report of the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, vol. 17, 2014, pp. 27—39
  • Sarao, Karam Tej Singh: “The Buddhist and Jaina Texts.” A History of Ancient India, Vol. III: The Vedic, Buddhist and Jaina Texts, and Political History and Administration till c.200 BC, 2013, 127—180
  • Takakusu, J.: “On the Dotted Record.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1896
  • Tieken, Herman: “The Role of the So-called Aśoka Inscriptions in the Attempts to Date the Buddha.” Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici, vol. 1, 2006, pp. 69—88

Reviews

  • Cousins, Lance: Review of Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung IV, 1/2 – The Dating of the Historical Buddha, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series, vol. 6, no. 1, 1996, pp. 57—63
  • De Jong, J.W.: Review of Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung IV, 1 – The Dating of the Historical Buddha, Indo-Iranian Journal, vol. 37, no. 1, 1994, pp. 66—71
  • De Jong, J.W.: Review of Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung IV, 2 – The Dating of the Historical Buddha, Indo-Iranian Journal, vol. 38, no. 2, 1995, pp. 167—169
  • De Jong, J.W.: Review of Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung IV, 3 – The Dating of the Historical Buddha, Indo-Iranian Journal, vol. 42, no. 3,1999, pp. 280—282
  • Ehrhard, Franz-Karl: Review of Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung IV, 3 – The Dating of the Historical Buddha, The Tibet Journal, vol. 25, no. 3, 2000, pp. 70—71
  • Golzio, Karl-Heinz: Review of Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung IV, 1 – The Dating of the Historical Buddha, Central Asiatic Journal, vol. 37, no. 1-2, 1993, pp. 161—164
  • Golzio, Karl-Heinz: Review of Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung IV, 2 – The Dating of the Historical Buddha, Central Asiatic Journal, vol. 38, no. 1, 1994, pp. 108—111
  • Guruge, Ananda W.P.: Review of Reimagining Asoka: Memory and History, Religions of South Asia, vol. 7, no. 1-3, 2013, pp. 277—280
  • Seyfort Ruegg, David: Review of A New Publication on the Date and Historiography of the Buddha’s Decease (“nirvāṇa”), Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, vol. 62, no. 1, 1999, pp. 82—87

Chapters in Monographs etc.

  • PRO: Anita Sharma—CON: Karam Tej Singh Sarao: “The Historical Buddha was born in 563 B.C. and lived to 483 B.C.” Popular Controversies in World History, vol. 2 The Ancient World to the Early Middle Ages. Edited by Steven L. Danver, ABC-CLIO, 2011, pp. 325—347

Studies in Mahāyāna Buddhism

Monographs

  • Anālayo: The Genesis of the Bodhisattva Ideal, Hamburg University Press, 2010
  • Boucher, Daniel: Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahāyāna: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha Sutra, Motilal Banarsidass, 2011
  • Govind Chandra, Pande: Studies in Mahāyāna, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, 1993
  • Schopen, Gregory: Figments and Fragments of Mahāyāna Buddhism in India: More Collected Papers, Studies in the Buddhist Traditions, 2005
  • Walser, Joseph: Nagarjuna in Context: Mahayana Buddhism and Early Indian Culture, Columbia University Press, 2005
  • Williams, Paul: Mahāyāna Buddhims: The Doctrinal Foundations, Routlede, 2008

Essays

  • Bechert, Heinz: “Zur Fruehgeschichte des Mahāyāna.” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, vol. 113, 1963, no. 3, pp. 530—535
  • Boucher, Daniel: “What Do We Mean by ‘Early’ in the Study of the Early Mahāyāna—and Should We Care?” Bulletin of the Asia Institute New Series, vol. 23, 2009, pp. 33—41
  • Seyfort Ruegg, David: “Aspects of the Study of the (earlier) Indian Mahāyāna.” Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, vol 27, no.1, 2004, pp. 3—63

Chapters in Monographs etc.

  • Bareau, Andre: “The Origins of the Mahāyāna.” The Buddhist Schools of the Small Vehicle, edited by Andrew Skilton, University of Hawaii Press, 2013, pp. 419—435

General Buddhist Studies

Internet


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There are also very detailed bibliographies in the net - maybe we could collect the links here as an inspiration for the wiki and as a reference? The following one is about the whole broad topic of indian philosophy: https://faculty.washington.edu/kpotter/ckeyt/home.htm


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Invaluable … :ok_hand: Thank you very much. I think that’s a fantastic idea, we could easily create another theme.

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