Comprehensive Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism to be published today

More than a decade in the making, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism will be released today. A collaborative effort between two respected Buddhist scholars, Robert E. Buswell Jr. and Donald S. Lopez Jr., the 1,300-page volume is being described by its publisher as “the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English.”

“It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pāli, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean,” the description continues. “Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism.”

Click here for the full summary and to read the preface.