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Describes the exceptional wealth of missionary archives and the major contributions they can make not only to the study of the processes of Christian evangelism and Western imperialism but also their value in documenting and analysing the nature of Western encounters with indigenous societies.
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Missionary Encounters

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Overview

Describes the exceptional wealth of missionary archives and the major contributions they can make not only to the study of the processes of Christian evangelism and Western imperialism but also their value in documenting and analysing the nature of Western encounters with indigenous societies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136786167
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
List of illustrations
Contributors
Introduction 1
1 "Mighty England do good": the major English denominations and organisation for the support of foreign missions in the nineteenth century 11
2 Some Problems in writing a missionary society history today: the example of the Baptist Missionary Society 38
3 "Open doors for female labourers": women candidates of the London Missionary Society, 1875-1914 50
4 Problems and opportunities in an anthropologist's use of a missionary archive 70
5 Four nineteenth-century pictorial images from Africa in the Basel Mission Archive and Library Collections 95
6 Women and education in South Africa: how helpful are the mission archives? 114
7 The nature of a mission community: the Universities' Mission to Central Africa in Bonde 128
8 Who is to benefit from missionary education? Travancore in the 1930s 153
9 A "peculiar and exceptional measure": the call for women medical missionaries for India in the later nineteenth century 174
10 Missionaries as social commentators: the Indian case 197
11 "To serve and not to rule": British Protestant missionaries and Chinese nationalism, 1928-31 211
Appendix: Archival sources in Britain for the study of mission history 240
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