Opusculum de Sectis Apud Sinenses Et Tunkinenses

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SEAP Publications, 2002 - Religion - 239 pages

This 1750 text, written by a Catholic missionary in Tonkin, is the earliest known systematic first-hand account of Vietnamese religious practice, including chapters on Confucianism, Buddhism, the worship of spirits, magicians, fortune tellers and diviners, and Christianity in the region. It was recently discovered in a Paris archive and will be of interest to a broad array of scholars. Includes a facsimile of the original manuscript.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Translators Introduction
22
On the Sects of the Chinese and Annamites
73
On the Sect of the Literati
86
On the Spirits and their Cult
118
On the Sect of the Magicians
159
On FortuneTellers and Diviners
177
On the Sect of Worshippers of Buddha
183
On the Christian Religion among the Chinese and Annamites
217
Glossary 1
230
Glossary 2
236
Manuscript Facsimile
243
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Eighteenth century Discalced Augustinian missionary

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