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Barlaam and Ioasaph (Loeb Classical Library)

Barlaam and Ioasaph (Loeb Classical Library)
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John Damascene John Damascene
G. R. Woodward G. R. Woodward
Harold Mattingly Harold Mattingly
David M. Lang David M. Lang


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Description: One of the best known examples of the hagiographic novel, this is the tale of an Indian prince who becomes aware of the world's miseries and is converted to Christianity by the monk Barlaam. Barlaam and Josaphat (Ioasaph) were believed to have re-converted India after her lapse from conversion to Christianity, and they were numbered among the Christian saints. Centuries ago likenesses were noticed between the life of Josaphat and the life of the Buddha; the resemblances are in incidents, doctrine, and philosophy, and Barlaam's rules of abstinence resemble the Buddhist monk's. But not till the mid-nineteenth century was it recogn ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harvard University Press
Release date: 14 December 1937
ISBN-10 : 0674990382 | ISBN-13: 9780674990388
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Loeb Classical Library (506 books items)

"One of the best known examples of the hagiographic novel, this is the tale of an Indian prince who becomes aware of the world's miseries, is converted to Christianity by the monk Barlaam, founds a Christian kingdom, and spends his later years as a hermit in the desert. Not until the mid-nineteenth century was it fully recognized that this Greek romance is actually the legend of the Buddha in a Christianized version. D. M. Lang's Introduction traces the parallels between the two stories, notes th"



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