Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Jesuits: Missions, Myths and Histories” as Want to Read:
Jesuits: Missions, Myths and Histories
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Jesuits: Missions, Myths and Histories

3.1  ·  Rating details ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Jesuits, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Jesuits

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-50)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Nicholas Whyte[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.
André Bernhardt
rated it liked it
Dec 25, 2016
Chris Miles
rated it really liked it
May 06, 2017
rated it did not like it
Nov 22, 2016
Christove Robbins
rated it really liked it
Jul 29, 2010
rated it liked it
Feb 20, 2013
rated it liked it
Dec 21, 2013
Zuzana Rýdlová
rated it really liked it
Nov 29, 2012
Yana Seredinskaya
rated it it was ok
Aug 07, 2011
Alex Niculae
rated it liked it
Mar 22, 2016
rated it liked it
Sep 03, 2013
rated it it was ok
Jul 06, 2012
rated it liked it
Dec 16, 2010
Helen Mears
rated it it was amazing
Dec 28, 2011
rated it liked it
Nov 02, 2011
Alexei Ghertescu
rated it it was ok
Nov 24, 2014
rated it really liked it
May 04, 2017
Frank Peters
rated it liked it
Jul 02, 2011
Alfred Searls
rated it liked it
Feb 18, 2010
Rafael Posada
rated it really liked it
Oct 30, 2017
added it
Jul 04, 2012
marked it as to-read
Dec 24, 2012
added it
Feb 03, 2013
added it
Mar 01, 2016
marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2016
Rachel Cross
marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2017
marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2017
marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2012
marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2013
marked it as to-read
May 03, 2014
added it
May 09, 2014
marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2014
added it
Jan 16, 2016
is currently reading it
Jan 03, 2017
marked it as to-read
May 14, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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, Suda ...more
More about Jonathan Wright