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Early Buddhist Texts: Their Composition and Transmission
Author Allon, Mark (著)
Source Journal of Indian Philosophy
Volumev.50 n.4
Pages523 - 556
Publisher Url
LocationBerlin, Germany [柏林, 德國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
NoteAllon, M. (1997a). The oral composition and transmission of early buddhist texts. In P. Connolly and S. Hamilton (Eds.), Indian insights: Buddhism, Brahmanism and Bhakti. Papers from the annual spalding symposium on Indian religion, (pp. 39–61). Luzac Oriental.
KeywordEarly Buddhist texts; Orality; Memorization; Textual change; Comparative studies
AbstractThis article discusses the composition and transmission of early Buddhist texts with specific reference to sutras. After briefly summarizing the main reasons why it is likely that these oral compositions were designed to be memorized and transmitted verbatim, I will discuss the main types of changes that these texts underwent in the course of their transmission and the reasons such changes occurred, then attempt to give an account of the challenge that change, particularly intentional change, posed to the oral transmission of fixed, memorized texts.
Table of contentsAbstract 523
Introduction 523
The Stylistic Features of Sutra Prose and What They Reveal About the Composition and Transmission of These Texts 524
References Within Canonical Texts to Texts Being Memorized and Recited Communally 530
The Formation of Sutra and Verse Collections, and the saṃgītikāras and bhāṇakas 532
The Main Differences Between Parallel Versions of Early Buddhist Texts and Accounting for These Differences 535
Recent Scholarship on the Composition of Early Buddhist Texts, and Initiating and Adapting to Change 547
Abbreviations 553
References 553
ISSN00221791 (P); 15730395 (E)
Created date2023.06.30
Modified date2023.06.30

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