TAKAO AOYAMA / GREGOR PAUL ET AL. (eds.): Das Große Lexikon des Buddhismus. Erste Lieferung: A–Bai ; Das Große Lexikon des Buddhismus. Zweite Lieferung: Bait–D ; Das Große Lexikon des Buddhismus. Zeittafeln und Karten. Indien, China, Japan, Westliche Rezeption ; Das Große Lexikon des Buddhismus. Zeittafeln und Karten. Tibet, Südostasien, Korea

Oskar Von Hinüber
Reviews 132 ence. The volume here seems to have missed a chance to extend its scope in a more transnational direction. Other rarely academically treated themes could have been added such as, for example, the interesting topos of ancient cultural contacts between South Asia and Mesoamerica, suggested by early anthropologists and today still present in Western fringe archaeology and New Age mythohistory, but also taken up by South Asian authors pandering to nationalist feelings. While the volume
more » ... . While the volume thus does not really show the "globalization" of antiquity as its title suggests but rather its "globality", the wide range of examples and the comparative and theoretically-informed perspective still make it a worthwhile read for people interested especially in South Asian or Mesoamerican cultural history and historiography and constructions of the past. Obwohl an Nachschlagewerken zum Buddhismus kein Mangel herrscht, fehlen doch umfassende Werke, die sich mit der Enzyklopädie des Islam, der Encyclopaedia Iranica oder gar Paulys Realencylopädie der classischen Altertumswissen-
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