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A temple, a mission, and a war: Jesuit missionaries and local culture in East Flores in the nineteenth century

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After temporarily acquiring Portuguese 'possessions' in Flores and islands immediately to the east in 1851, the Netherlands East Indies took full possession in 1859. An important condition guaranteed religious freedom to Catholics in the transferred territories. Dutch authorities took this concession seriously and requested that Dutch Catholic missionaries be sent to Larantuka, Flores. Eventually the Jesuits assumed responsibility. The Dutch Catholic priests objected to many aspects of local ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Author
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English
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Deposit date:
2009-12-11

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