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Les missions jésuites contemporaines en Afrique et à Madagascar

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La Compagnie de Jésus des Anciens Régimes au monde contemporain (XVIII-XX siècles)
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Book Chapter
Year:
2020
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Ecole Française de Rome
Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu
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Rome
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Long presented within the historiography of the Society's restoration, the Jesuit missions founded from 1844 -- on Bourbon (present-day Reunion Island), the small islands to the north of Madagascar, then Madagascar itself— inaugurated a new period of history. These missions were distinguished by their location (the islands of the South-West Indian Ocean), their French colonial context, and their missionary work (especially in schools). A second phase opened up outside the French colonial space, with the missions of (former) Northern Rhodesia (Upper Zambezi), that under Leopold II of Kwango (in present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo), and a return to Mozambique in 1891. Jesuit missionaries applied common patterns to all of these missions with particular attention given to elite training and social issues. They demonstrated a marked interest in the human sciences at the service of the mission (especially in Geography, History, Ethnology, and Anthropology) and were active agents of 'indigenization' sought by Rome at the time.

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513-520
ISBN:
9782728314195
9788870413816