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The Reckoned Expense: Edmund Campion and the Early English Jesuits.

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Overview

This volume forms the first modern study of Edmund Campion, the Jesuit priest executed at Tyburn in 1581, and through him focuses on a theme that has been attracting growing interest among sixteenth-century historians: the passage from a Catholic to an Anglican England, and the resistance to this move. The essays collected here investigate the historical context of Campion's mission; different aspects of his writing and work; the network of colleagues with whom he was in contact; his relationship with contemporaries such as Sir Philip Sidney; the effect of his English mission; and the legacy he left. THOMAS M. MCCOOG, S.J. is the Archivist of the British province of the Society of Jesus and a member of the Jesuit Historical Institute at Rome. Contributors: FRANCISCO DE BORJA MEDINA, JOHN BOSSY, NANCY POLLARD BROWN, KATHERINE DUNCAN-JONES, DENNIS FLYNN, VICTOR HOULISTON, JOHN J. LAROCCA, COLM LENNON, DAVID LOADES, JAMES MCCONICA, THOMAS M. MCCOOG, THOMAS MAYER, MICHAEL QUESTIER, ALISON SHELL, MICHAEL E. WILLIAMS
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A major contribution to English Jesuit and recusant history. HISTORY The success of Reckoned Expense, which is an unusual contribution to Tudor history, comes from its presentation of some very recent, and also some very specialised, research on Catholicism in the British Isles during the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I, which, refreshingly, moves away from a completely Anglocentric approach to the period. THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT Scholars interested in the Jesuits, Counter-Reformation Catholicism, or the English Reformation will find much of interest within it. SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851155906
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/29/1996
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Preface
Contributors
Introduction
1 The spirituality of the restored Catholic Church (1553-1558) in the context of the Counter Reformation 3
2 A test of wills: Cardinal Pole, Ignatius Loyola, and the Jesuits in England 21
3 The Catholic experience in Tudor Oxford 39
4 Edmund Campion's Histories of Ireland and reform in Tudor Ireland 67
5 Sir Philip Sidney's debt to Edmund Campion 85
6 'We are made a spectacle': Campion's dramas 103
7 'Playing the champion': the role of disputation in the Jesuit mission 119
8 The heart of Robert Persons 141
9 Why Robert Persons would not be pacified: Edmund Bunny's theft of The Book of Resolution 159
10 'Out of step': six supplementary notes on Jasper Heywood 179
11 Robert Southwell: the mission of the written word 193
12 Intrigues of a Scottish Jesuit at the Spanish Court: unpublished letters of William Crichton to Claudio Acquaviva (Madrid 1590-1592) 215
13 Popery and Pounds: the effect of the Jesuit mission on penal legislation 249
14 'Like locusts over all the world': conversion, indoctrination and the Society of Jesus in late Elizabethan and Jacobean England 265
15 Campion and the English continental seminaries 285
Bibliography 301
Index 321
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