BARALAM AND YEWASEF: Being the Ethiopic Version of a Christianized Recension of the Buddhist Legend of the Buddha and the Bodhisattva. An English Translation and Introduction, Etc.
Place Published: Cambridge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date Published: 1923
Edition: First edition
Condition: Mild wear to covers, but very good
Book Id: 21857
Original red cloth, octavo (6.25 x 9 inches), cxi; 351 pp. 73 monochrome plates, including 9 from photographs and 64 reproductions of old woodcuts
Also known as "Barlaam and Josaphat" the story of the Buddha retold as a Christian saint. Introductory text includes discussions of the Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Armenian, Georgian, Greek, and Latin versions of the story. Following Budge's English translation of the work are translations of two related short texts: "The Preaching of Saint Thomas in India" and "The Acts of Saint Thomas in India."