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By Maurice Whitehead

ISBN-10: 1409448827

ISBN-13: 9781409448822

Analysing a interval of 'hidden history', this ebook tracks the destiny of the English Jesuits and their academic paintings via 3 significant overseas crises of the eighteenth century:

· the Lavalette affair, an important monetary scandal, no longer in their making, which annihilated the Society of Jesus in France and resulted in the pressured flight of exiled English Jesuits and their scholars from France to the Austrian Netherlands in 1762;
· the common suppression of the Jesuit order in 1773 and the English Jesuits' striking survival of that occasion, following a moment compelled flight to the protection of the Principality of Liège;
· the French Revolution and their slender get away from annihilation in Liège in 1794, leading to a 3rd pressured flight with their scholars, this time to England.

Despite repeated crises, large adversity and a number of losses of body of workers, estate and academic items, together with major libraries, the suppressed English Jesuits reconfigured themselves. Modernising their curriculum, they inspired the advance of Jesuit schooling not just within the uk, but additionally within the nascent united states: in 1789, their effect contributed to the founding of Georgetown Academy, which later built into the present-day Georgetown college in Washington, DC.

English Jesuit schooling is a special tale of academic survival and improvement opposed to probably most unlikely odds, drawing on hitherto mostly unexplored fabric in quite a lot of archives.

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