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The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context

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In 1773, Pope Clement XIV suppressed the Society of Jesus, a dramatic, puzzling act that had a profound impact. This volume traces the causes of the attack on the Jesuits, the national expulsions that preceded universal suppression, and the consequences of these extraordinary developments. The Suppression occurred at a unique historical juncture, at the high-water mark of the Enlightenment and on the cusp of global imperial crises and the Age of Revolution. After more than two centuries, answers to how and why it took place remain unclear. A diverse selection of essays - covering France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, China, Eastern Europe, and the Americas - reflects the complex international elements of the Jesuit Suppression. The contributors shed new light on its significance by drawing on the latest research. Essential reading on a crucial yet previously neglected topic, this collection will interest scholars of eighteenth-century religious, intellectual, cultural, and political history.

The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2015. The ISBN for The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context is 9781107030589.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2015)
Number of Pages300
Thickness22 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4339890
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