A Garden of Marvels: Tales of Wonder from Early Medieval by Robert Ford Campany

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By Robert Ford Campany

Between three hundred and six hundred C.E., chinese language writers compiled millions of debts of the unusual and the intense. a few defined bizarre spirits, customs, and natural world in far-off lands. a few depicted participants of bizarre non secular or ethical success. yet so much instructed of normal people’s encounters with ghosts, demons, or gods; sojourns within the land of the lifeless; eerily major desires; and uncannily actual premonitions. the choice of such tales awarded right here offers an pleasing creation to early medieval chinese language storytelling and opens a doorway to the enchanted international of concept, tradition, and non secular trust of that period. referred to as zhiguai, or “accounts of anomalies,” they impart very much approximately how humans observed the cosmos and their position in it. The stories have been circulated simply because they have been unique but in addition simply because their compilers intended to record the mysterious workings of spirits, the wonders of unique locations, and the character of the afterlife.

A number of greater than 2 hundred stories, A backyard of Marvels deals an authoritative but obtainable advent to zhiguai writings, quite these by no means earlier than translated or accurately researched. This quantity will most likely locate its strategy to bedside tables in addition to into school rooms and libraries, simply as collections of zhiguai did in early medieval times.

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