Afterlife
(2,016 words)

1. Term

Ideas about life after death are to be found among nearly all peoples and in nearly every era. Yet, like its counterpart Diesseits (“this life”), the term Jenseits (“afterlife”, literally “the beyond”) in German has only existed since the turn of the 18th century. The noun Jenseits is o…

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Hölscher, Lucian and Sparn, Walter, “Afterlife”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 25 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021604>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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