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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS CONTRIBUTORS INTRODUCTION ABBREVIATIONS PART ONE Refraining Jesuit History 1 1 / The Historiography of the Society of Jesus: Where Does It Stand Today? JOHN W. O'MALLEY, S.J. 2 / 'Le style j suite n'existe pas': Jesuit Corporate Culture and the Visual Arts GAUVIN ALEXANDER BAILEY 3 / The Fertility and the Shortcomings of Renaissance Rhetoric: The Jesuit Case MARC FUMAROLI 4 / The Cultural Field of Jesuit Science RIVKA FELDHAY PART TWO The Roman Scene 5 / Two Farnese Cardinals and the Question of Jesuit Taste CLARE ROBERTSON 6 / Jesuit Thesis Prints and the Festive Academic Defence at the Collegio Romano LOUISE RICE 7 / From The Eyes of All' to 'Usefull Quarries in phihlosophy and good literature': Consuming Jesuit Science, 1600-1665 MICHAEL JOHN GORMAN 8 / Music History in the Musurgia univer-salts of Athanasius Kircher MARGARET MURATA PART THREE Mobility: Overseas Missions and the Circulation of Culture 9 / Mapping Jesuit Science: The Role of Travel in the Geography of Knowledge STEVEN J. HARRIS 10 / Jesuits, Jupiter's Satellites, and the Acad mie Royale des Sciences FLORENCE HSIA 11 / Exemplo aeque ut verbo: The French Jesuits' Missionary World DOMINIQUE DESLANDRES 12 / East and West: Jesuit Art and Artists in Central Europe, and Central European Art in the Americas THOMAS DACOSTA KAUFMANN 13 / The Role of the Jesuits in the Transfer of Secular Baroque Culture to the R o de la Plata Region MAGNUS M RNER 14 / Candide and a Boat T. FRANK KENNEDY, S.J. PART FOUR Encounters with the Other: Between Assimilation and Domination 15 / Alessandro Valignano: The Jesuits and Culture in the East ANDREW C. ROSS 16 / Jesuit Corporate Culture As Shaped by the Chinese NICOLAS STANDAERT, S.J. 17 /Translation as Cultural Reform: Jesuit Scholastic Psychology in the Transformation of the Confucian Discourse on Human Nature QIONG ZHANG 18 / The Truth-Showing Mirror: Jesuit Catechism and the Arts in Mughal India GAUVIN ALEXANDER BAILEY 19 / Roberto de Nobili's Dialogue on Eternal Life and an Early Jesuit Evaluation of Religion in South India FRANCIS X. CLOONEY, S.J. 20 / The Jesuits and the Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines REN B. JAVELLANA, S.J. PART FIVE Tradition, Innovation, Accommodation 21 / Bernini's Image of the Ideal Christian Monarch IRVING LAVIN 22 / Innovation and Assimilation: The Jesuit Contribution to Architectural Development in Portuguese India DAVID M. KOWAL 23 / God's Good Taste: The Jesuit Aesthetics of Juan Bautista Villalpando in the Sixth and Tenth Centuries B.C.E. JAIME LARA 24 / Jesuit Aristotelian Education: The De anima Commentaries ALISON SIMMONS 25 / Jesuit Physics in Eighteenth-Century Germany: Some Important Continuities MARCUS HELLYER 26 / The Jesuits and Polish Sarmatianism STANISLAW OBIREK, S.J. PART SIX Conversion and Confirmation through Devotion and the Arts 27 / The Art of Salvation in Bavaria JEFFREY CHIPPS SMITH 28 / Henry Hawkins: A Jesuit Writer and Emblematist in Stuart England KARL JOSEF HOLTGEN 29 / Jesuit Casuistry or Jesuit Spirituality? The Roots of Seventeenth-Century British Puritan Practical Divinity JAMES F. KEENAN, S.J. 30 / The Use of Music by the Jesuits in the Conversion of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil PAULO CASTAGNA 31 /The Jesuits in Manila, 1581-1621: The Role of Music in Rite, Ritual, and Spectacle WILLIAM J. SUMMERS 32 / Jesuit Devotions and Retablos in New Spain CLARA BARGELLINI PART SEVEN Reflections: What Have We Learned? Where Do We Go from Here? JOSEPH CONNORS LUCE GIARD MICHAEL J. BUCKLEY, S.J. INDEX

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'Beyond the appeal that this book would have to a reader interested in specific items of Jesuit history, it would also have a wider readership among those interested in and/or conversant with the history of Europe from the late Renaissance through the Baroque period and on into the Age of Reason, in fields as varied as politics, literature, science, art, religion, and society. I thought that I knew a fair amount about Jesuitica; yet however much I may know, I have learned from this book much that I had not previously known at all.' -- John W. Padberg, S.J., Director, Institute of Jesuit Sources, St. Louis, Missouri 'The geographical and disciplinary scope of The Jesuits is breathtaking. The quality of individual contributions is high, while the volume as a whole is more than the sum of its parts. It maintains a delicate balance between unity and diversity, showing that Jesuit contributions to the arts and sciences have a style of their own without being monolithically uniform. This is a book which redefines its field. It will be a landmark in Jesuit studies as well as an important contribution to the history of early modern culture.' -- Peter Burke, Emmanuel College, Cambridge University 'Cultural historians have been, with few exceptions, slow to appreciate the many cultural roles played by the Society of Jesus from its foundation onwards. These spectacularly learned, lively and wide-ranging essays begin the job. They follow the Jesuits into realms as apparently diverse as prayer and philology and into places as distant from one another as Prague and Paraguay. They reveal some of the extraordinary fertile research currently under way on every aspect of the Jesuit enterprise, from its historical origins to its effects on European political and cultural expansion. And though they shed a particularly bright new light on the histories of science, art, and architecture, they leave few segments of the early modern encyclopedia of the arts untouched.' -- Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

About the Author

John W. O'Malley, S.J., is professor in the Department of Church History at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. Gauvin Alexander Bailey is an associate Professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Clark University. Steven J. Harris is a professor at the Jesuit Institute, Boston College. T. Frank Kennedy, S.J. is a professor in and chair of the Department of Music at Boston College.


'A triumphalist volume - and a triumphant one.' -- Alison Shell Times Literary Supplement 'An important addition to the historiography of the Society of Jesus and the early modern world ... Should be ignored only at a scholar's risk.' -- Michael W. Maher, S.J. Catholic Historical Review 'The scope of the contributions is breathtaking.' -- Thomas M. McCoog, S.J. Journal of Ecclesiastical History 'Combines cutting-edge scholarship with traditional concerns ... An excellent collection.' -- Kathleen M. Comerford Sixteenth Century Journal

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