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Fight Against 'Satan's Dominion'

Title: The Fight Against 'Satan's Dominion': An Examination of Jesuit Missions in New France Through the Lens of the Jesuit Relations.
Name(s): Moran, Adam Michael, author
Grant, Jonathan A., 1963-, professor directing thesis
Koslow, Jennifer Lisa, 1970-, committee member
Blaufarb, Rafe, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of History , degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (101 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis examines the Jesuit mission to New France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The various sources of support and opposition are described using the lens of the massive set of primary documents preserved in The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, translated and compiled under the direction of Reuben G. Thwaites between 1896 and 1901. The central argument of this thesis is that the Jesuit reductions of New France, where Amerindian converts of various tribes lived together, acted as microcosms of the broader French-Canadian colonial milieu. Each of the sources of support and opposition for the Jesuit missions can be found in these reduction towns. This approach to the Jesuit missions in New France could also have a broader use for historians examining similar colonial contexts.
Identifier: FSU_2017SP_Moran_fsu_0071N_13897 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: April 13, 2017.
Keywords: Hurons, Jesuits, Missions, New France, Quebec, Reductions
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jonathan Grant, Professor Directing Thesis; Jennifer Koslow, Committee Member; Rafe Blaufarb, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Europe -- History
Canada -- History
Religions -- History
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