Edited and translated by N.A. Jayawickrama
English translation and edition of the ‘Introduction’ (bahira-nidāna) to the Vinaya Commentary (Samantapāsādikā), relating the history of Buddhism from the death of the Buddha to its establishment in Sri Lanka.
Translation (pp. 1–131) published together with the Pali text (pp. 133–222); translator’s introduction, pp. xi–xxxix.
First published 1962; reprinted 1986, 2010.