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Published: 12 June 2019

1152 Pages

6-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190639631

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The Oxford Handbook of the Jesuits

Edited by Ines G. Zupanov

Oxford Handbooks

  • What is different compared to other Oxford Handbook volumes is that the scholarship in the present volume is truly international. The authors belong to fifteen different nationalities with Italians, French and Argentinians being the majority of contributors. Some of the authors are distinguished scholars whose work is not known in English speaking communities of historians. Since they developed their ideas and intellectual tools in different scholarly contexts, the Anglophone audience will surely find their analytical optics refreshing and stimulating new ways of approaching the history and the continuing presence of the Society of Jesus.
  • One of the important, if not entirely unique, features is that the book deals with the Old and the New Society in the same volume. The tendency in non-apologetic, non-partisan histories is to separate the two periods. The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits (2008) apologizingly included both periods. The chapters in this volume think beyond the gatekeeping concepts of continuity and discontinuity. This is the reason why some chapters propose a longue durée approach, while others focus on shorter chronologies.

New to this Edition:

  • 40 new chapters
  • Analysis of the modern context in which the Society of Jesus operates, along with a detailed history of the order.