Table of contents for The Sociology of early Buddhism / Greg Bailey, Ian Mabbett.


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Introduction
1. The problem: asceticism and urban life
Part I. Context: 2. The social elite
3. Economic conditions
4. Urbanization, urbanism and the development of large-scale political structures
5. Brahmins and other competitors
6. Folk religion and cosmology: meeting of two thought worlds
Part II. Mediation: 7. The holy man
8. Preparation of the monk for the mediatory role: evidence from the Sutta Nipata
9. The Dhammapada and the images of the Bhikkhu
10. The mediating role as shown in the canon
11. Exchange
Conclusion
Bibliography.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Buddhism Social aspects South Asia, Mediation Religious aspects Buddhism, Monastic and religious life (Buddhism) South Asia