Aims/Description: Modern Catholicism is a global religion: one billion Catholics now live in Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Yet global Catholicism was forged five hundred years ago, as Catholic missionaries travelled to nearly every corner of the world between 1500 and 1700. In this course, we consider how Catholic belief was shaped in encounters and exchanges with people across the early modern world: from the dreaming lodges of the Huron people in Canada, to Confucian scholars' courts in China. We will explore the ways in which a global religion was created in an exchange between centre and periphery.

Restrictions on availability: Students must have taken 40 credits from HST202 HST2999

Staff Contact: MAGLAQUE ERIN
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Project/ portfolio

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