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By Massimo A. Rondolino

This ebook examines the potential for undertaking experiences in comparative hagiology, via parallel literary and historic analyses of non secular existence writings referring to particular spiritual contexts. particularly, it makes a speciality of a comparative research of the early assets at the medieval Christian Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) and the Tibetan Buddhist Milarepa (c. 1052-1135), as much as and together with the so-called ‘standard types’ in their existence tales written through Bonaventure of Bagnoregio (1221-1274) and Tsangnyön Heruka (1452-1507) respectively.


The ebook therefore demonstrates how within the social and non secular contexts of either 1200s Italy and 1400s Tibet, narratives of the lives, deeds and teachings of 2 members well-known as religious champions have been obvious because the most excellent ability to advertise religious, doctrinal and political agendas. for this reason, in addition being hugely correct to these learning hagiographical assets, this ebook should be of curiosity to students operating around the fields of faith, the comparative examine of non secular phenomena, in addition to heritage and literature within the pre-modern period.

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