Narratives of Adversity : Jesuits on the Eastern Peripheries of the Habsburg Realms (1640-1773) Hardback
by Paul Shore
The time scale of the study is from the "high tide" of the Society (often labeled "the first multinational corporation") in the fourth decade of the seventeenth century, until its suppression in 1773 by Pope Clement XIV.
The book examines several of the communities situated along the periphery and the records that they left behind about their interactions with the local populations.
It constructs a vivid picture of Jesuit life on the frontier that is built up in mosaic fashion and livened by compelling anecdotes.
The Jesuits of Royal Hungary exercised a baroque expression modeled after the larger western cities of the Habsburg lands, which was a fragile splendor in part defined by the need to defend Catholicism from the hostility of Orthodox, Lutherans, Calvinists, and others.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 280 pages
- Publisher: Central European University Press
- Publication Date: 20/05/2012
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9786155053474