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Early Modern Jesuit Writing of History as an Inspiration for Central European Historians before 1773, by Jakub Zouhar

Early Modern Jesuit Writing of History as an Inspiration for Central European Historians before 1773   Jakub Zouhar[1] Univerzita Hradec Králové   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.23     Introduction The phenomenon of early modern Jesuit historiography and its influence on other scholars in central Europe is of wider than regional importance. Nevertheless, the […]

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The Materiality of Catholic Resistance in Sources for the English Jesuit Mission, by Aislinn Muller

The Materiality of Catholic Resistance in Sources for the English Jesuit Mission   Aislinn Muller Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.21     The Society of Jesus played a critical role in preserving the material culture of English Catholicism, which came under assault following the Reformation of the

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Invisible Histories, Silenced Histories of the Philippines: The Labor evangélica: Ministerios apostólicos de los obreros de la Compañía de Jesús; Segunda parte (c.1701) by the Jesuit Diego de Oña (1655–1721), by Alexandre Coello de la Rosa

Invisible Histories, Silenced Histories of the Philippines: The Labor evangélica: Ministerios apostólicos de los obreros de la Compañía de Jesús; Segunda parte (c.1701) by the Jesuit Diego de Oña (1655–1721)   Alexandre Coello de la Rosa Universitat Pompeu Fabra   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.13     From the early years of his

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Jesuit Libraries in the Old and the New Society of Jesus as a Historiographical Theme, by Noël Golvers

Jesuit Libraries in the Old and the New Society of Jesus as a Historiographical Theme   Noël Golvers KU Leuven   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.07     Beginning with the spread of Christianity in late antiquity, the clergy became one of the social groups that collected books—classical pre-Christian and Christian titles alike—not

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A Jesuit Culture of Records?: The Society of Jesus, the Life Cycle of Administrative Documents, and the Late Medieval and Early Modern History of Bureaucratic Information, by Markus Friedrich

A Jesuit Culture of Records?: The Society of Jesus, the Life Cycle of Administrative Documents, and the Late Medieval and Early Modern History of Bureaucratic Information   Markus Friedrich Universität Hamburg   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.06     Prologue: A Broader Point This essay is part of a broader agenda. Together with

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The Voices of Memoria: Diaria, Historiae, and Annuaria as Records of Experience in the Pre-suppression Society, by Paul Shore

The Voices of Memoria: Diaria, Historiae, and Annuaria as Records of Experience in the Pre-suppression Society   Paul Shore University of Regina   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.01     One or more underlying values or principles may lie behind many of the documents produced by the pre-suppression Society, the identification of which can aid us in understanding

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On Jesuit Missionaries in China, Feodosii Smorzhevskii (1746)

In the 1740s, Feodosii Smorzhevskii, a Russian hieromonk in Beijing, reported to his superiors on the work of Jesuit missionaries in China. Both the Russian Orthodox and Catholic missionaries attempted to navigate the labyrinthine world of the Qing imperial court. In the selection below, the Russian hieromonk reveals—in vivid detail—the precarious position of Christians in

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