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Jesuits: Missions, Myths and Histories

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The history of the Jesuits is nasty, numinous, splendid and sordid. In this all-encompassing history, Jonathan Wright unmasks the many dimensions of the Jesuit order across its life in five centuries and five continents.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2004)
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Nicholas Whyte
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/1357804.html[return][return]This is not a terribly impressive book. It is a more or less chronological account of details of history featuring the Jesuits, with no deep analysis and rather few hard facts - nothing at all to explain their internal structure, miserably brief accounts of how they were founded in 1534 and re-established in 1814. Wright is slightly better on the various political controversies that Jesuits have been involved in, though even here his anal ...more
Ranní ptáče
Dalo by se říci, že je to pokračování Zapálených jezuitů.
A skoro stejně dobře se to čte.
Kniha je ale nevyvážená - zatímco o misijní činnosti z počátků řádu se dozvídáme veškeré šťavnaté detaily (stahování z kůže, skalpování), 19. a 20. stoletím autor prolétne takřka světelnou rychlostí a spíše než o jezuitech mluví obecně o vývoji církve.
Taky by mě zajímalo, zda hovorové výrazy, které se místy objevují, jsou dílem autora, nebo překladatele.
Kathleen Dixon
I can't rate this because I didn't read it at all. I thought I'd get some information out of it for a service I was preparing, but I ran out of time to even look at it! So, I just took it back to the library unread.
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Jonathan Wright is a British journalist and literary translator. He studied Arabic, Turkish and Islamic civilization at St John's College, Oxford. He joined Reuters news agency in 1980 as a correspondent, and has been based in the Middle East for most of the last three decades. He has served as Reuters' Cairo bureau chief, and he has lived and worked throughout the region, including in Egypt, ...more
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