Works[edit]. Translations[edit]. (with T. W. Rhys Davids) Vinaya Texts, vol. 1 of 3. The Patimokkha. The Mahavagga, I-IV () (transcription. Pioneering German scholar of Pāli Buddhist literature. Oldenberg edited and translated the Dīpavaṃsa (), and produced a five-volume edition of the Vinaya. Oldenberg, Hermann, , trans.: Vinaya Texts (3 volumes; from the Sacred Books of the East series), also trans. by T. W. Rhys Davids. Part I: HTML at.

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