Gombrich, Richard Francis

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GOMBRICH, Richard Francis

GOMBRICH, Richard Francis. British, b. 1937. Genres: Theology/Religion. Career: Oxford University, Oxford, England, lecturer in Sanskrit and Pali, 1965-76, Boden Professor of Sanskrit, 1976-. Publications: Precept and Practice: Traditional Buddhism in the Rural Highlands of Ceylon, 1971; (with M. Cone) The Perfect Generosity of Prince Vessantara, 1977; On Being Sanskritic, 1978; Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo, 1988; (with G. Obeyesekere) Buddhism Transformed: Religious Change in Sri Lanka, 1988; How Buddhism Began: The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings, 1996. EDITOR: (with H. Bechert, and contrib.) The World of Buddhism, 1984, in UK as The World of Buddhism: Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Society and Culture; (with J. Benson) M. Coulson, Sanskrit, 2nd rev. ed, 1992. Contributor of articles and book reviews to scholarly journals and newspapers. Works have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Korean. Address: Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, England.