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The Jesuits [electronic resource] : cultures, sciences, and the arts, 1540-1773 /
edited by John W. O'Malley ... [et al.].
imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c1999.
description
xx, 772 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0802042872 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c1999.
isbn
0802042872 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Papers from an international conference organized at Boston College in late May 1997..
catalogue key
10510684
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description for Reader
In recent years scholars in a range of disciplines have begun to re-evaluate the history of the Society of Jesus. Approaching the subject with new questions and methods, they have reconsidered the importance of the Society in many sectors, including those related to the sciences and the arts. They have also looked at the Jesuits as emblematic of certain traits of early modern Europeans, especially as those Europeans interacted with 'the Other' in Asia and the Americas. Originating in an international conference held at Boston College in 1997, the thirty-five essays here reflect this new historiographical trend. Focusing on the Old Society- the Society before its suppression in 1773 by papal edict- they examine the worldwide Jesuit undertaking in such fields as music, art, architecture, devotional writing, mathematics, physics, astronomy, natural history, public performance, and education, and they give special attention to the Jesuits' interaction with non-European cultures, in North and South America, China, India, and the Philippines. A picture emerges not only of the individual Jesuit, who might be missionary, diplomat, architect, and playwright over the course of his life in the Society, but also of the immense and many-faceted Jesuit enterprise as forming a kind of 'cultural ecosystem'. The Jesuits of the Old Society liked to think they had a way of proceeding special to themselves. The question, Was there a Jesuit style, a Jesuit corporate culture? is the thread that runs through this interdisciplinary collection of studies.
Description for Reader
In recent years scholars in a range of disciplines have begun to re-evaluate the history of the Society of Jesus. Approaching the subject with new questions and methods, they have reconsidered the importance of the Society in many sectors, including those related to the sciences and the arts. They have also looked at the Jesuits as emblematic of certain traits of early modern Europeans, especially as those Europeans interacted with 'the Other' in Asia and the Americas.Originating in an international conference held at Boston College in 1997, the thirty-five essays here reflect this new historiographical trend. Focusing on the Old Society- the Society before its suppression in 1773 by papal edict- they examine the worldwide Jesuit undertaking in such fields as music, art, architecture, devotional writing, mathematics, physics, astronomy, natural history, public performance, and education, and they give special attention to the Jesuits' interaction with non-European cultures, in North and South America, China, India, and the Philippines. A picture emerges not only of the individual Jesuit, who might be missionary, diplomat, architect, and playwright over the course of his life in the Society, but also of the immense and many-faceted Jesuit enterprise as forming a kind of 'cultural ecosystem'.The Jesuits of the Old Society liked to think they had a way of proceeding special to themselves. The question, Was there a Jesuit style, a Jesuit corporate culture? is the thread that runs through this interdisciplinary collection of studies.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
Abbreviations
The Historiography of the Society of Jesus: Where Does It Stand Today?p. 3
'Le style jesuite n'existe pas': Jesuit Corporate Culture and the Visual Artsp. 38
The Fertility and the Shortcomings of Renaissance Rhetoric: The Jesuit Casep. 90
The Cultural Field of Jesuit Sciencep. 107
Two Farnese Cardinals and the Question of Jesuit Tastep. 134
Jesuit Thesis Prints and the Festive Academic Defence at the Collegio Romanop. 148
From 'The Eyes of All' to 'Usefull Quarries in philosophy and good literature': Consuming Jesuit Science, 1600-1665p. 170
Music History in the Musurgia universalis of Athanasius Kircherp. 190
Mapping Jesuit Science: The Role of Travel in the Geography of Knowledgep. 212
Jesuits, Jupiter's Satellites, and the Academie Royale des Sciencesp. 241
Exemplo aeque ut verbo: The French Jesuits' Missionary Worldp. 258
East and West: Jesuit Art and Artists in Central Europe, and Central European Art in the Americasp. 274
The Role of the Jesuits in the Transfer of Secular Baroque Culture to the Rio de la Plata Regionp. 305
Candide and a Boatp. 317
Alessandro Valignano: The Jesuits and Culture in the Eastp. 336
Jesuit Corporate Culture As Shaped by the Chinesep. 352
Translation as Cultural Reform: Jesuit Scholastic Psychology in the Transformation of the Confucian Discourse on Human Naturep. 364
The Truth-Showing Mirror: Jesuit Catechism and the Arts in Mughal Indiap. 380
Roberto de Nobili's Dialogue on Eternal Life and an Early Jesuit Evaluation of Religion in South Indiap. 402
The Jesuits and the Indigenous Peoples of the Philippinesp. 418
Bernini's Image of the Ideal Christian Monarchp. 442
Innovation and Assimilation: The Jesuit Contribution to Architectural Development in Portuguese Indiap. 480
God's Good Taste: The Jesuit Aesthetics of Juan Bautista Villalpando in the Sixth and Tenth Centuries B.C.E.p. 505
Jesuit Aristotelian Education: The De anima Commentariesp. 522
Jesuit Physics in Eighteenth-Century Germany: Some Important Continuitiesp. 538
The Jesuits and Polish Sarmatianismp. 555
The Art of Salvation in Bavariap. 568
Henry Hawkins: A Jesuit Writer and Emblematist in Stuart Englandp. 600
Jesuit Casuistry or Jesuit Spirituality? The Roots of Seventeenth-Century British Puritan Practical Divinityp. 627
The Use of Music by the Jesuits in the Conversion of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazilp. 641
The Jesuits in Manila, 1581-1621: The Role of Music in Rite, Ritual, and Spectaclep. 659
Jesuit Devotions and Retablos in New Spainp. 680
Reflections: What Have We Learned? Where Do We Go from Here?p. 699
Indexp. 717
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