Afterworld Cartography, Medieval Travel Guidebooks to Fantasy: Come visit!

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Knowing that our knowledge of the otherworldly geography is constructed from these testimonies, it seemed interesting to examine the physical structure sketched along the revelations.

In this communication, I will explore the fact that coming with the twelfth century and while the genre was being challenged by a rising doubt on the authenticity of the experiences, the authors answered the call for escalation with much more than new undisclosed details on what could happen in Hell. They drastically transformed the afterworldscape, constructing an accurate realm built of natural and urban landmarks.

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