California Missions

California Missions

by Francis Weber
     
 

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Graced with original artwork, historical art renderings and color contemporary photos, this exquisite book written by Msgr. Francis J. Weber of the Los Angeles Diocese tells the story of the twenty-one Alta California missions established along El Camino Real, the 142 friars who administered them and the native peoples who were brought into the fold of Christianity… See more details below

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Graced with original artwork, historical art renderings and color contemporary photos, this exquisite book written by Msgr. Francis J. Weber of the Los Angeles Diocese tells the story of the twenty-one Alta California missions established along El Camino Real, the 142 friars who administered them and the native peoples who were brought into the fold of Christianity and Spanish culture. The history of the missions begins with the founding of Mission San Diego de Alcala in 1769 and ends with the establishment of the hierarchy in 1840. Written in a style directed to inquisitive students, casual readers and even serious scholars, this treatise helps the reader understand the story of the missions within the context of the times and areas in which they existed, in the values of those who staffed and supported them, and in the reception and response of those who profited by their existence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782746816084
Publisher:
Editions du Signe
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,315,328
Product dimensions:
9.26(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.89(d)

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