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Title The A to Z of Jainism / Kristi L. Wiley.
Author Wiley, Kristi L., 1949-
Publication Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
Description xl, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Call # 294.4 W
Series The A to Z guide series ; no. 38
A to Z guides ; 38.
Note Originally published as: Historical dictionary of Jainism. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-286).
Summary This book provides information on the two main sectarian traditions of Jainism, the Śvetāmbaras and Digambaras, from their early history to the present. It also includes information on various reform movements withing these two traditions. The dictionary section contains more than 450 individual entries with technical terms, mendicant lineages, mendicant and lay practices and vows, biographies of influential mendicant leaders and scholars in the mendicant and lay communities, as well as entries on various Tīrthaṅkaras, ancillary deities, and pilgrimage sites. This comprehensive dictionary will be a valuable reference for anyone interested in South Asian religions or the study of nonviolence and conflict resolution. --from back cover.
Contents The Jain scriptures -- Map of major Jain sites in India -- Chronology -- The dictionary. Appendices : The fourteen Guṇasthānas -- The eleven Pratimās -- The Jain festival calendar -- Tīrthaṅkaras' cognizances -- Tīrthaṅkaras' Yakṣas -- Tīrthaṅkaras' Yakṣīs -- Tīrthaṅkaras' birth and Nirvāṇa sites.
Subject Jainism -- History -- Dictionaries.
Jainism. (OCoLC)fst00981236
Genre Dictionaries. (OCoLC)fst01423826
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Dictionaries.
Addl. Author Wiley, Kristi L., 1949- Historical dictionary of Jainism.
ISBN 9780810868212
0810868210
9780810863378
0810863375

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