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Historical Dictionary of Taoism - Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series 18 (Hardback)
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Historical Dictionary of Taoism - Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series 18 (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 04/06/1998
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This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development through the ages, while the dictionary itself is comprised of 275 entries that define Taoist concepts, scriptures, deities, practices, and personalities. Includes an extensive bibliography.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810833692
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 667 g
Dimensions: 225 x 146 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...offers not only numerous entries for special terms but also a comprehensive introduction that discusses historical developments and current research...constitutes an excellent study guide and reference source. * CHOICE *
...an objective and historically correct view of Taoism as both religion and philosophy...entries are well developed...The dictionary section provides many details of Taoist history and current practice in a readable and easily understood form...will be of significant value to students of religious studies and to anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating ancient tradition. * American Reference Books Annual *
...well organized and gives accurate descriptions of the texts, personages, places, organizations, and practices presented...a helpful resource for those wishing to take initial steps in finding out about the Taoist tradition...accurate and reliable in its information and gives useful references to key Western books and articles in the field. * Review Of Bibliography In Sinology *
This bibliography is a helpful guide to further reading that may deepen the interested reader's understanding of Daoism. All libraries should acquire a copy. * Daoist Studies *
...a welcome addition to the reference literature for Asian and other non-Judeo/Christian religions...the most comprehensive English-language guide to Taoism to date. * Booklist, 10/15/1998 *

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