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Gathering souls: jesuit missions in the spanish empire

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dc.contributor.author Coello de la Rosa, Alexandre
dc.date.accessioned 2024-01-08T06:57:17Z
dc.date.available 2024-01-08T06:57:17Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Coello de la Rosa A. Gathering souls: jesuit missions in the spanish empire. Itinerario. 2023;47(2):147-65. DOI: 10.1017/S0165115323000153
dc.identifier.issn 0165-1153
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/58636
dc.description.abstract This article examines two different missionary areas where the Society of Jesus was sent to evangelise the native population: the Andean territories previously under Inca domination and the remote Mariana Islands in the Pacific Rim. The gathering of “other barbarians” living outside “civilised” societies was a tool of early modern colonisers within Europe and beyond. The English did so in sixteenth-century Ireland and the Spanish began reducing the so-called American Indians to new settlements in New Spain and Peru. In this paper, I want to compare the methods used to concentrate the natives of the Viceroyalty of Peru, where the Jesuits actively collaborated, with the borderland mission of the Marianas, where the Jesuits worked as parishioners of a much less sophisticated people: the CHamoru.1 As I will demonstrate, this policy of gathering souls was not an isolated one, but part and parcel of a universalistic principle of spreading God's word that was irremediably embedded in colonial structures of coercion and political control in the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.rights © The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Research Institute for History, Leiden University. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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dc.title Gathering souls: jesuit missions in the spanish empire
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0165115323000153
dc.subject.keyword seventeenth-century Mariana Islands
dc.subject.keyword Peru
dc.subject.keyword Jesuits
dc.subject.keyword missions
dc.subject.keyword reducciones
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