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Early Guaraní Printing: Nieremberg’s De la diferencia and the Global Dissemination of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Asceticism
Journal of Jesuit Studies
  • D. Scott Hendrickson, Loyola University Chicago
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-15-2018
Pages
586-609
Abstract

This article examines both how and why the Spanish Jesuit Juan Eusebio Nieremberg’s (1595–1658) once famous treatise De la diferencia entre lo temporal y eterno (1640) came to be translated and printed in the Paraguay reductions in 1705, the significance it holds in the transmission of Iberian asceticism to the American missions and how Juan Yaparí and other Guaraní craftsmen participated in its printing and enhanced its illustration. It situates the Guaraní imprint within the context of early modern mission practices and the book-trade of Counter-Reformation Europe, and seeks to show how—in what some scholars consider to be a collaborative enterprise between missionaries of the Society of Jesus and the tribal peoples—the Guaraní edition of the treatise sheds light on the vast global network the Jesuits established in their transmission of faith and knowledge between Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Identifier
2214-1332
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Author Posting. © Brill 2018. This article is posted here by permission of Brill for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in the Journal of Jesuit Studies, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1163/22141332-00504006

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Citation Information
D. Scott Hendrickson. "Early Guaraní Printing: Nieremberg’s De la diferencia and the Global Dissemination of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Asceticism" Journal of Jesuit Studies Vol. 5 Iss. 4 (2018)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/dscott-hendrickson/17/