Buddhist Connections in the Indian Ocean: Changes in Monastic Mobility, 1000-1500

  title={Buddhist Connections in the Indian Ocean: Changes in Monastic Mobility, 1000-1500},
  author={A. Blackburn},
  journal={Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient},
  • A. Blackburn
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient
Since the nineteenth century, Buddhists residing in the present-day nations of Myanmar, Thailand, and Sri Lanka have thought of themselves as participants in a shared southern Asian Buddhist world characterized by a long and continuous history of integration across the Bay of Bengal region, dating at least to the third century bcereign of the Indic King Asoka. Recently, scholars of Buddhism and historians of the region have begun to develop a more historically variegated account of Buddhism in… Expand
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