The Jesuits, the Padroado and East Asian Science (1552-1773)

At the end of the 15th century, Portugal was given the oversight (Padroado) of all Catholic missions in Asia. The Society of Jesus played a major role in this enterprise of evangelization, which in Jesuit hands led to the transmission of major elements of European mathematical sciences to East Asia. The essays in this volume present important new data and analysis on the extent to and ways in which Jesuit scientific culture and portuguese policies regarding education, trade and mission shaped the reception of “Western learning” in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam in the early modern period.

Edição de: Luís Saraiva & Catherine Jami

Editores: CCCM – CMAFUL
Edição: Singapura, 2008 | Idioma: Inglês | Nº Páginas: 220
Dimensões: 240x160x20 mm