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How the Buddha became a Christian saint

From the 11th century onwards, the Legend of Barlaam and Josaphat enjoyed a popularity in the medieval West attained perhaps by no other legend.

It was available in over 60 versions in the main languages of Europe, the Christian East and Africa.

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