Edward Conze


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A leading Buddhist scholar of German origin who fled the Nazi regime in the 1930s to take up residence in the United Kingdom. He is best known for his pioneering work on the voluminous Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtras surviving in Sanskrit.many of which he edited and translated in English, as well as his Sanskrit–English Dictionary based on material from these texts. He also taught at various Buddhist centres in London, such as the Buddhist Society. His sometimes scurrilous but moving autobiography, Memoirs of a Modern Gnostic, has only been partially published.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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