Edward Conze

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Edward Conze was born in London in 1904 and educated in Germany. He gained his Ph.D from Cologne University in 1928, and then studied Indian and European comparative philosophy at the Universities of Bonn and Hamburg. From 1933 until 1960 he lectured in psychology, philosophy and comparative religion at London and Oxford Universities. Between 1963 and 1973 he held a number of academic appointments in England, Germany and the USA, and was also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster, as well as Vice-President of the Buddhist Society. He died in 1979.

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Published Works

  • Abhisamayalankara, Rome: Is.M.E.O., 1954
  • Buddhism: Its Essence and Development, Oxford, B. Cassirer, 1953
  • Buddhist Meditation, London: Allen & Unwin, 1972
  • Buddhist Scriptures, London: Penguin, 1959
  • Buddhist Thought in India: Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy, London: Allen & Unwin, 1983
  • Further Buddhist Studies: Selected Essays, Oxford: B. Cassirer, 1975
  • Selected Sayings from the Perfection of Wisdom, London: Buddhist Society, 1955
  • The Buddha's Law Among the Birds, Oxford, 1955
  • The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom with the Divisions of the Abhisamayalankara, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975
  • The Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines and Its Verse Summary, 1973
  • The Prajnaparamita Literature, Tokyo: Reiyukai, 1978
  • The Short Prajnaparamita Texts, London: Luzac & Co, 1973
  • Thirty Years of Buddhist Studies, Oxford: Bruno Cassirer, 1967

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