Barabudur: History and Significance of a Buddhist Monument

Barabudur: History and Significance of a Buddhist Monument book cover


Gomez, Luis O. and Hiram W. Woodward, Jr., eds.
Berkeley Buddhist Studies Series 2
1981. 253 pp.
ISBN 089581-151-0

Barabadur, on the island of Java, is one of the world's most impressive religious structures. First brought to the attention of Europeans by colonialists in the 19th century, this Buddhist monument has remained an object of appreciation through the years. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, lieutenant-governor for the British authorities reported on the beauty of Barabadur after a visit to the site in 1812. Since then, travelers have journeyed in increasing numbers to see this architectural wonder. During the past century the great pyramid has been reconstructed, repaired, and studied.

In this volume, an international group of scholars has assembled a collection of papers which attempts to put into perspective the current theories and latest information about Barabadur. A major work for those who have an interest in religious studies and art history, this volume provides the most detailed study of Barabadur available.

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