Opusculum de Sectis apud Sinenses et Tunkinenses

Opusculum de Sectis apud Sinenses et Tunkinenses

A Small Treatise on the Sects among the Chinese and Tonkinese
Father Adriano di St. Thecla
Translated by Olga Dror, Mariya Berezovska
Foreword by K. W. Taylor, Lionel M. Jensen

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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Religion : Christianity
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