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Title: The Idea of the Historical Buddha
Author(s): DREWES, David
Journal: Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
Volume: 40    Date: 2017   
Pages: 1-25
DOI: 10.2143/JIABS.40.0.3269003

Abstract :
This paper discusses and reevaluates the idea of the historical Buddha. Focusing on a survey of nineteenth and twentieth-century scholarship, it argues that the Buddha’s historicity was never actually established and that he cannot properly be regarded as a historical figure.

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