College communities in exile addresses the histories of colleges established abroad by Catholics from Protestant and Muslim jurisdictions in the early modern period. The colleges are considered in a transnational framework for the first time, with up-to-date research on different national groups presented in one volume.
Irish, English and Scots Catholics founded more than fifty colleges in France, Flanders, Spain, Portugal, the Papal States and the Habsburg Empire during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Meanwhile Catholics in the Dutch Republic, the Scandinavian states and the Ottoman Empire faced comparable challenges and created similar institutions. Until their decline in the late eighteenth century, tens of thousands of students passed through the colleges. Drawing together a group of established scholars and new voices, this collection of essays highlights the similarities between colleges which developed in familiar patterns, faced similar challenges and served analogous functions. Different national groups, it emerges, established colleges following parallel models. The essays illustrate that the colleges were significant not only in the formation of clergy destined to return to the challenges of their home missions (the emphasis in traditional accounts), but in the education of the Catholic laity, the facilitation of social mobility, the overseas extension of domestic networks, the development of migrant communities and the encouragement of cultural transfer.
College communities in exile will be essential reading for academics and researchers in early modern European history but will also appeal to the general reader interested in the history of Catholicism.
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Series:||Studies in Early Modern European History MUP Series|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Liam Chambers is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Thomas O'Connor is Professor of History at Maynooth University
Table of Contents
1 Introduction - college communities abroad: education, migration and Catholicism in early modern Europe - Liam Chambers
2 The Society of Jesus and the early history of the Collegium Germanicum, 1552-84 - Urban Fink
3 Colleges and their alternatives in the educational strategy of early modern Dutch Catholics - Willem Frijhoff
4 The domestic and international roles of Irish overseas colleges, 1590-1800 - Thomas O'Connor
5 The Scots colleges and international politics, 1600-1750 - Adam Marks
6 Seminary colleges, converts and religious change in post-Reformation England, 1568-1688 - Michael Questier
7 The Maronite college in early modern Rome: between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Letters - Aurélien Girard and Giovanni Pizzorusso
8 English women religious, the exile male colleges and national identities in Counter-Reformation Europe - James E. Kelly