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Buddha (Penguin Lives Biographies), Armstrong, Karen
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Author Name:    Armstrong, Karen

Title:   Buddha (Penguin Lives Biographies)

Binding:   Soft cover

Book Condition:   Fair

Publisher:   U.S.A. Penguin Books 2004

ISBN Number:   0143034367 / 9780143034360

Seller ID:   152319

0143034367

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With such bestsellers as "A History of God and Islam," Karen Armstrong has consistently delivered ?penetrating, readable, and prescient? ("The New York Times") works that have lucidly engaged a wide range of religions and religious issues. In "Buddha" she turns to a figure whose thought is still reverberating throughout the world 2,500 years after his death.

Many know the Buddha only from seeing countless serene, iconic images. But what of the man himself and the world he lived in? What did he actually do in his roughly eighty years on earth that spawned one of the greatest religions in world history? Armstrong tackles these questions and more by examining the life and times of the Buddha in this engrossing philosophical biography. Against the tumultuous cultural background of his world, she blends history, philosophy, mythology, and biography to create a compelling and illuminating portrait of a man whose awakening continues to inspire millions.



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