de Jésus des Anciens Régimes au monde contemporain is edited by Pierre-Antoine Fabre, Patrick Goujon SJ and Martín M.
Morales SJ, and presents thirty-seven essays on the modern history of the
Society of Jesus, spanning the eighteenth- to the twentieth centuries. The
essays are multilingual, multidisciplinary and range across a wide
chronological, geographical and thematic landscape within the field of modern
history, while the papal Suppression (1773) and Restoration (1814) of the
worldwide Society provide the volume’s main orientation.
Until recently, modern Jesuit history has received
relatively limited scholarly attention. This volume aims to guide researchers
in the period’s riches and situate the Society in modern historical studies
A novelty of the volume is that it brings together the
later history of the “Old Society”, the interim period of the Suppression
(1773–1814), and the “New Society” (from the Restoration). Its broad frame
provides a window onto the great ruptures of European history, the main events
of modern Catholic history, and early globalization. While the well-known upheavals
of this period come into view, the persistent continuities of these centuries
also emerge, exemplified most potently by the Society’s own partial survival
during the forty-one years of its papal suppression.
This volume will be of interest to those who wish to
understand and explore the events and themes surrounding the Suppression and
Restoration periods of Jesuit history. Here below, you can read the
introduction of the book and the presentation of the authors.
La Compagnie de Jésus des Anciens Régimes au monde contemporain is a co-publication
between Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu and L’École
française de Rome,with the collaboration of the Pontifical
Gregorian University, Rome.
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