Prof. i.R. Dr. Jens-Uwe Hartmann

jens-uwe.hartmann@uni-erfurt.de

Fellow (Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien)

Contact

Max-Weber-Kolleg (Steinplatz 2) / Raum 309 (2. OG)

Visiting address

Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien
Steinplatz 2
99085 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien
Postfach 90 02 21
99105 Erfurt

Prof. i.R. Dr. Jens-Uwe Hartmann

Project

“Early Buddhism and its Urban Environment”

The emergence of Buddhism is associated with the second phase of urbanization in ancient India. In its self-representation Buddhism begins as a movement of wandering ascetics, but its success appears invariably connected to urban centres. The project focuses on this seeming contradiction, the interaction between large groups of Buddhist ascetics and the lay com-munities who maintain them, and the economical background of this relation.