Narratives of Adversity

Narratives of Adversity

by Paul Shore


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Narratives of Adversity by Paul Shore

Addresses the experience of Jesuit missionaries, teachers and writers along the peripheries of the Habsburg lands, which stretched to Moldavia, Ukraine, Serbia and Wallachia, and which was continually riven with ethnic tensions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9786155053474
Publisher: Central European University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Paul Shore is Stanley Knowles Visiting Distinguished Professor, Brandon University, Canada

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prelude 1

Introduction: A Fragile Splendor 7

I Narratives of Adversity 17

II Peripheries 37

III "In Campos" 65

IV Campaign in Presov 93

V Sex and Demons 111

VI Detrimenta, Damna 125

VII Theatre and Suffering 135

VIII Jesuits in Banská Bystrica, Klástor pod Znievom, Sárospatak, and Levoca 173

IX In Pursuit of History 211

X An Unredeemed Loss: The Jesuit Mission in Belgrade 243

XI Trnava 251

XII Conclusion 281

Bibliography 313

Index 363

Registry of geographical names 379

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