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A Vanished Arcadia: Being Some Account of the Jesuits in Paraguay, 1607 to 1767

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1924. With a Map. An account of the Christian Commonwealth of the Jesuit Missions between the Parana and Uruguay and an examination of whether the work they did amongst the Indians was beneficial.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Echo Library
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Jim
With all that is happening to the book publishing industry, this is an interesting time. It used to be difficult to find such public domain works as R. B. Cunninghame Graham's A Vanished Arcadia: Being Some Account of the Jesuits in Paraguay, 1607 to 1767. Graham cut quite a swath through his time, being the founder of the Scottish Socialist Party, a picturesque Member of Parliament dressed in gaucho garb, and the inspiration for some of George Bernard Shaw's characters and for Joseph Conrad's N ...more
John
I picked up this book at a bookstore on 18th that was going out of business, because I was looking at it and I realized that I knew literally nothing about the entire continent of South America. I know that the Incas lived there and they got conquered by Pizarro, and I know the names of the countries that are there now, but that was the extent of my South American knowledge, which is pretty sad, when you think about it. It is an entire continent, after all.
Sadly, this book did not enlighten me
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Kamil Salamah
Intersting history: opening a window on the work,life, struggles of the fascinating Jesuits in South America. A very educational work on the subject from all aspects and angles
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