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Buddhism from the Buddha to Asoka circumstances, events, practices, teachings by J. S. KruМ€ger

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Published by University of South Africa in Pretoria .
Written in English



  • To ca. 100 A.D.


  • Buddhism -- History -- To ca. 100 A.D

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Edition Notes

StatementJ.S. Krüger.
SeriesManualia didactica ;, no. 9, Manualia didactica ;, 9.
LC ClassificationsBQ287 .K78 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 208 p. ;
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1297467M
ISBN 100869816888
LC Control Number92161396

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