Jesuit Foreign Missions. A Historiographical Essay

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A review of recent scholarship on early modern Jesuit missions, this essay offers a reflection on the achievements and desiderata in current trends of research. The books discussed include studies on Jesuit missions in China (Matteo Ricci), on the finances of the eighteenth-century Madurai mission in India, the debates over indigenous missions in the Peruvian province in the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, on print and book culture in the Jesuits' European missions, and finally a series of studies on German-speaking Jesuit missionaries in Brazil, Chile, and New Granada.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-65
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Jesuit Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Religious studies


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