Links and Resources ::: Buddhist History
Buddhism on the Silk Road - The civilizations which flourished along the Silk Road in the first millennium CE were open to cultural and religious influences from both East and West. Many religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism, gained new followers. But it was Buddhism, travelling the trade routes of the Silk Road, which became the common factor uniting the different peoples of the Silk Road.
Buddha's World: History of Buddha and Buddhism - Historical material on Buddhism.
Buddhas of Bamiyan - A collection of high-quality photos of the Buddhas of Bamiyan taken prior to their destruction by the Taliban.
Buddhist Councils - History of the Buddhist councils, which have been periodically convened since the Buddha's death, primarily for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy of the record of the Buddha's teachings.
Buddhist and Islam - The historical interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic cultures before the Mongol Empire.
Early Buddhist Manuscript Project - Translations of the oldest existing Buddhist writings are changing how scholars believe the religion developed. Nineteen-hundred-year-old manuscripts from the Gandhara region offer a rare glimpse of the religion as it expanded from its native India around the first century C.E.
History of Buddhism - Overview of the history of Buddhism and the formation of the principal schools of Buddhism.
India and the West - A summary of the history of Indian Buddhism and contacts with the West.
The Buddhist History of Muktinath /Chumig Gyatsa - The Buddhist History of Muktinath /Chumig Gyatsa on the Muktinath website with information about all aspects regarding the Hindu and Buddhist ancient pilgrimage place Muktinath at the Annapurna trekking route in Nepal, incl. pictures, up-to-date news and related links.
The History and Development of Korean Buddhism - A brief overview by Charles Muller.
The Questions of King Milinda - Story of the conversion to Buddhism of Milinda, king of Sagala, in the land of the Bactrian Greeks.
The Rise of Mahayana Buddhism - Essay on the origins and rise of Mahayana Buddhism.
Thumbnails Of Threatened Afghan Greco-Buddhist Art - Thumbnails can be clicked on for enlarged views. This is on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) web site.
Timeline of Buddhist History -