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Published: 03 October 2013

262 Pages | 10 black and white images


ISBN: 9780199646265

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Conflict and Conversion

Catholicism in Southeast Asia, 1500-1700

Tara Alberts

  • First history of Catholicism in Southeast Asia which (a) explores the history of all religious orders involved in the evangelisation of the region; and (b) compares the populations of three disparate regions (Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia) to examine why missionaries were successful in some areas and not in others.
  • Utilises new and under-researched sources from a wide range of archives and libraries around Europe and Asia. Makes details and translated excerpts of many of these documents available for the first time.
  • Illustrated with early modern images from rare books and rare contemporary maps.
  • Explores ways to gain access to the experiences of converts through missionary sources, de-centering the priest from the analysis.