Cultural Worlds of the Jesuits in Colonial Latin America (Paperback)

Can't view our main menu?  Click here to navigate our site in older browsers.

Cultural Worlds of the Jesuits in Colonial Latin America Cover Image
By Linda Newson (Editor)
Email or call for price.


The Jesuits’ colonial legacy in Latin America is well-known. They pioneered an interest in indigenous languages and cultures, compiling dictionaries and writing some of the earliest ethnographies of the region. They also explored the region’s natural history and made significant contributions to the development of science and medicine. On their estates and in the missions they introduced new plants, livestock, and agricultural techniques, such as irrigation. In addition, they left a lasting legacy on the region’s architecture, art, and music. The volume demonstrates the diversity of Jesuit contributions to Latin American culture. This volume is unique in considering not only the range of Jesuit activities but also the diversity of perspectives from which they may be approached. It includes papers from scholars of history, linguistics, religion, art, architecture, cartography, music, medicine and science.

About the Author

Linda A. Newson is Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London and Emeritus Professor of Geography at King’s College London. She was awarded an OBE for her services to Latin American studies in 2015.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781908857620
ISBN-10: 1908857625
Publisher: University of London Press
Publication Date: April 18th, 2020
Pages: 250
Language: English