Jesuit Studies Café: Bronwen McShea
Apostles of the Empire: The Jesuits and New France
Across the 17th and 18th centuries, more than 300 Jesuits served as missionaries in colonial New France, which stretched from eastern Canada and Maine to the Great Lakes region. Even as they spread Catholic doctrines and rituals in ways innovatively adapted to Native American linguistic and cultural forms, these missionaries were also proactive agents of an aspiring French-imperial state. At this café, Bronwen McShea provides a candid and revisionist assessment of the mission famously associated with Isaac Jogues and the other North American Martyrs, drawing from her new book Apostles of Empire (2019), the latest in the University of Nebraska Press series "France Overseas: Studies in Empire and Decolonization."
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Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:15am to 11:00am
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