Alison Forrestal, Ph.D (2000), University of Manchester, is lecturer in History at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). She is the author of Catholic Synods in Ireland, 1600-1690 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1998), and Fathers, Pastors and Kings: Visions of Episcopacy in Seventeenth-Century France (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004).
Seán Alexander Smith, Ph.D. (2012), National University of Ireland, Galway, is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Dublin. His monograph Fealty and Fidelity: the Lazarists of Bourbon France, 1660-1736 was recently published (London: Routledge, 2015).
All scholars interested in the expansion of Christianity, and Catholicism in particular, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, including those of history, theology, religious studies, and cultural theory.
"The Frontiers of Mission … will compel scholars to continue to break down barriers between subfields and further nuance the conversation concerning early modern missionary Catholicism that this collection has stimulated."
Robert John Clines, Western Carolina University. In: Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu, Vol. 86, Fasc. 170 (2016/II), pp. 556-558.
Table of contents
List of Maps
Notes on Contributors
Alison Forrestal and Seán Alexander Smith
Re-thinking Missionary Catholicism for the Early Modern Era
“Do not suppose that those tears proceed from weakness’’: Jesuit Weeping on Mission Frontiers, 1560-1760
Female Voices and Agencies on the Canadian Missionary Frontier, according to Marie Guyart de l’Incarnation (1599-1672)
Seán Alexander Smith
“Virtue in the extreme is worth nothing”: Mortification and Mission in Madagascar, 1648-1674
Not-So-Good Shepherds: Reluctant Jesuit Martyrs on the Seventeenth-Century Chilean Frontier
Andrew P. McCormick
Serving God and Caesar: Pierre-François Viguier’s Reconnaissance Mission to the Archipelago (1778-1779)
Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin
Catholic Missionary Activity in the Northern Balkans in the Seventeenth Century
Megan C. Armstrong
Spiritual Legitimisation? Franciscan Competition over the Holy Land (1517-1700)
Ronnie Po-chia Hsia
Mission Frontiers: A Reflection on Catholic Missions in the Early Modern World