June 2022: Harvard University Press Publishes “Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy”

Camilla Russell, publications editor at IHSI, has published Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy: Biographical Writing in the Early Global Age with Harvard University Press.


Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy “illuminates the lives of those who joined the Society, building together a religious and cultural presence that remains influential the world over.” Russell’s focus is on the Jesuits of the Italian provinces, tracing their lives often to distant missions, to reveal “new light on the impact and inner workings of the Society” and a community in which “the worldly and divine overlapped.”


An electronic version of Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy is available, with a subscription, at JSTOR: https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv2cw0ssv.


A citation for Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy appears in the Jesuit Online Bibliography. The Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, where Russell works, is a founding partner in the database, and Russell is among the voluntary contributors to the project.