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Published: 15 December 2013

304 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

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 explores the history of all religious orders involved in the evangelisation of the region and 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.