Jesuit Historiography Online

Subject: History

Editor: Robert A. Maryks

Jesuit Historiography Online (JHO) is an Open Access resource offering over seventy historiographical essays written by experts in their field. Aimed at scholars of Jesuit history and at those in all overlapping areas, the essays in JHO provide summaries of key texts from the earlier literature, painstaking surveys of more recent work, and digests of archival and online resources. Crucially, the scope of the essays is global: they cover both Anglophone and non-Anglophone sources and scholarship from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The result is much more than a bibliographical check-list: authors explore trends in Jesuit historiography and provide a nuanced, systematic, and in-depth analysis of what has been written—when, why, and by whom—about arguably the most prolific, diverse, and wide-ranging religious order within the Roman Catholic tradition. JHO is available in Open Access thanks to generous support from the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College.

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Historiography of Jesuit Post-Restoration Philosophy

(11,590 words)

Author(s): Cristiano Casalini
Cristiano Casalini Last modified: December 2016   PreludeA historiographical paper on Jesuit modern philosophy must address some methodological issues before developing its arguments. First o…
Date: 2017-08-04

Historiography of Jesuits in Canada since 1842

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Author(s): John D. Meehan, S.J.
John D. Meehan, S.J. last modified: June 2017 Since their return to Canada in 1842, Jesuits have played an instrumental role in education and intellectual life, domestic and foreign mis…
Date: 2017-07-19

Historiography of the Art and Architecture of the Jesuits

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Author(s): Jeffrey Muller
Jeffrey Muller last modified: October 2017What historical concepts and traditions have framed our views of the art and architecture of the Jesuits as we see them now? This question …
Date: 2017-10-19

Historiography of the Australian Province

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Author(s): David Strong, S.J.
David Strong, S.J. last modified: June 2017  The Australian province was founded as a mission to South Australia by the Austrian province in 1848. Jesuits settled initially in Sevenhill, e…
Date: 2017-07-19

Historiography of the Jesuits in England in the Early Modern Period

(9,469 words)

Author(s): Hannah Thomas
Hannah Thomas last modified: July 2017Introduction: English Mission to English Province1The Jesuit mission to England was launched from Rome in April 1580, and by July of the same yea…
Date: 2017-07-19

Historiography of the Philippine Province

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Author(s): René B. Javellana, S.J.
René B. Javellana, S.J. Last modified: December 2016 For a number of decades now, Jesuit studies have passed from being dominated by Jesuit scholars and writers to non-Jesuit specialists…
Date: 2017-11-20

Historiography of the Post-Restoration Society of Jesus in Spain

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Author(s): Manuel Revuelta González
Manuel Revuelta González Last modified: December 2016 HistoryThe restoration of the Society of Jesus in Spain began in the year 1815, but the Jesuits delayed many years in the writing …
Date: 2017-07-20

Historiography of the Society of Jesus: The Case of France after the Order’s Restoration in 1814

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Author(s): Dominique Avon | Philippe Rocher
Dominique Avon and Philippe Rocher Last modified: March 2017 For a long time, the histories of the Jesuits and of anti-Jesuitism remained intertwined.1 In 1640, o…
Date: 2017-07-20

History-Writing and the Philosophy of Language: A Proposal for the Periodization of Early Modern Jesuit Historiography

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Author(s): Moreno Bonda
Moreno Bonda Last modified: February 2018 IntroductionAny attempt to divide history into distinct periods is not just a challenging task but also an arbitrary one. Continuous forms have no caesurae: the parame…
Date: 2018-03-01