Thwe present book contains many such landmsrks in the history of Buddhist doctrine and art, presented on the basis of in-depth analysis of the styles and icons of stupas. It emphasized the study of minor votive stupas and those figured in reliefs, which, undamaged and pesented with complete ornamentation, are testimonies about the conceptions and use of this object of worship.Buddhist texts revelent to the conception, building and worship of stupas, such as Kriyasamgraha, are referred to with edition and translation.
About the Author:Mireille Benisti (1909-1993) was a French Indologist. She was trained by scholars such as philippe stern and Paul Mus who marked the firsdt half of twentieth century - the first by his deep insights in the history of Buddhism and in the conceptions of religious monuments such as the stupa. in the same line, she haad been the leading researcher and author in the fields of Buddhist art of India and the expantion of Indian art in Cambodia.