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Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources
By: C. Pierce Salguero

Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources


 
Our Price: $150.00
Author: C. Pierce Salguero
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780231179942
Publication Date: Oct. 2017

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From its earliest days, Buddhism has been closely intertwined with medicine. Buddhism and Medicine is a singular collection showcasing the generative relationship and mutual influence between these fields across premodern Asia. The anthology combines dozens of English-language translations of premodern Buddhist texts with contextualizing introductions by leading international scholars in Buddhist studies, the history of medicine, and a range of other fields.

These sources explore in detail medical topics ranging from the development of fetal anatomy in the womb to nursing, hospice, dietary regimen, magical powers, visualization, and other healing knowledge. Works translated here include meditation guides, popular narratives, ritual manuals, spells texts, monastic disciplinary codes, recipe inscriptions, philosophical treatises, poetry, works by physicians, and other genres. All together, these selections and their introductions provide a comprehensive overview of Buddhist healing throughout Asia. They also demonstrate the central place of healing in Buddhist practice and in the daily life of the premodern world.
Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources, C. Pierce Salguero, Columbia University Press, Hardcover, 689 pp, $150.00

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