How, and to what extent, did post-Tridenti­ne Catholicism become ‘global’?
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Paper 16: Counter Reformation For Dr O’Reilly How, and to what extent, did post-Tridentine Catholicism become ‘global’? Reflecting rising interest in ‘world history’ and exchanges between Europe and other continents1, the ‘global Counter Reformation’ has become a subject of increasing interest for historians. Instead of focusing on religious developments of this period purely within Europe, a number of recent studies have examined the extent of Catholic missionary work and penetration overseas, in particular in the New World Iberian colonies and in Asia, but also with more limited success in Africa.2 Partly, this new interest has entailed a switch of perspective: rather as Walter D. Mignolo attempted to provide a new way of understanding the Renaissance by considering its repercussions for South American colonialism…[show more]