[...] It is the aim of this thesis to attempt a comparative study of beliefs about the otherworld in a way that bestows the greatest amount of attention to the historical contexts and developments behind them, and to what holders of such beliefs – rather than observers from another culture or time – thought about them. It was born from the observation that, within Chinese and European beliefs about the otherworld from ancient to early modern times, there were many similarities. But to what extent were they the result of coincidences, generated by divergent historical circumstances? What could be gained from their study? [...]

Dialogues Between Two Worlds: Prophecy, Resurrection and the Imagination of the Otherworld / Chen, Dong. - (2019).

Dialogues Between Two Worlds: Prophecy, Resurrection and the Imagination of the Otherworld

Chen, Dong
2019

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[...] It is the aim of this thesis to attempt a comparative study of beliefs about the otherworld in a way that bestows the greatest amount of attention to the historical contexts and developments behind them, and to what holders of such beliefs – rather than observers from another culture or time – thought about them. It was born from the observation that, within Chinese and European beliefs about the otherworld from ancient to early modern times, there were many similarities. But to what extent were they the result of coincidences, generated by divergent historical circumstances? What could be gained from their study? [...]
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Ginzburg, Carlo
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