Book Announcement: Interactions Between Rivals: The Christian Mission and Buddhist Sects in Japan (c.1549-c.1647)

Interactions Between Rivals: The Christian Mission and Buddhist Sects in Japan (c.1549-c.1647)
Edited by Alexandra Curvelo & Angelo Cattaneo

This volume presents comprehensive research on how southern European Catholics and the Japanese confronted each other, interacted and mutually experienced religious otherness in early modern times.

In their highly variable and asymmetric relations, during which the political-military elites of Japan at times not only favoured, but also opposed and strictly controlled the European presence, missionaries – particularly the Jesuits – tried to negotiate this power balance with their interlocutors.

This collection of essays analyses religious and cultural interactions between the Christian missions and the Buddhist sects through processes of cooperation, acceptance, confrontation and rejection, dialogue and imposition, which led to the creation of new relational spaces and identities.

For more information: https://www.peterlang.com/document/1190560

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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