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Acknowledgements
1.1 Problem and Aim
1.2 Terms and Definitions
1.3 Methodological Reflections
1.4 The Study of Buddhism and Buddhist Art
1.5 Previous Research about Buddhist Aniconic Art and its Origin
1.6 The Modern Debate about Buddhist Aniconic Art
1.7 Summary of Previous Research
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Prohibitions against Images of the Buddha
2.3 The True Nature of the Buddha
2.4 Programmatic Aniconism
2.5 Conclusion
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Buddhånusm¤ti in the Early History of Buddhism
3.3 Buddhånusm¤ti Practice in the Making of Aniconic Art
3.4 Summary
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Såñc¥
4.3 Andhradeßa
4.4 Bhårhut
4.5 Gandhåra
4.6 Bodhgayå
4.7 Sårnåth
4.8 A Preliminary Chronology of Buddhist Aniconic Art
4.9 Summary
5.1 Early Jain Art
5.2 Signs on Pottery and Coins
5.3 Summary
6.1 Introduction
6.2 The Bodhiv¤k∑a
6.3 The Cakra
6.4 The StËpa
6.5 The Lotus Flower and Ír¥ Lak∑m¥
6.6 The Throne of the Buddha
6.7 Buddhapåda
6.8 Yak∑as,Yak∑iˆ¥s and other Mythological Creatures
6.9 Summary
7.1 Introduction
7.2 The StËpa
7.3 The Cult of the StËpa
7.4 Summary
The Buddhist Interpretation of Auspicious Signs
8.1 Auspiciousness in the Indian Context
8.2 Charismatic Authority
8.3 The Presence of the Buddha as an Expression of Auspiciousness
8.4 Summary
Conclusion
References
Abbreviations
List of Figures
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K. Karlsson - Face to Face With the Absent Buddha: The Formation of Buddhist Aniconic Art

K. Karlsson - Face to Face With the Absent Buddha: The Formation of Buddhist Aniconic Art

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Ph.D. Dissertation, Uppsala University, 2000
Ph.D. Dissertation, Uppsala University, 2000

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