256 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
This book explores the endeavours and activities of one of the most prominent early modern Irishmen in exile, the Franciscan Luke Wadding. Born in Ireland, educated in the Iberian Peninsula, Wadding arrived in Rome in 1618, where he would die in 1657. In the "Eternal City", the Franciscan emerged as an outstanding theologian, a learned scholar, a diplomat, and a college founder. This innovative collection of essays brings together a group of international scholars who provide a ground-breaking analysis of the many cultural, political and religious facets of Wadding’s life. They illustrate the challenges and changes faced by an Irishman who emerged as one of the most outstanding global figures of the Catholic Reformation. The volume will attract scholars of the early-modern period, early modern Catholicism, and Irish emigration.
1. Introduction: Father Luke Wadding — A Multifaced Irishman in a Global World
Part I: Wadding and the Iberian Peninsula
2. Irish Franciscans and the Santiago Province of Spain
3. "Learned, Attached and Reliable": Luke Wadding, Agent of the Spanish Monarchy
Igor Pérez Tostado
Part II: Wadding and the Roman Context
4. Discovering Migration in the Seventeenth Century: Propaganda Fide, the Holy Office and Foreigners
5. Not Only a "Hibernese" in the Urbs: Luke Wadding and His Entourage in Seventeenth-Century Rome
Part III: The Cultural World of Wadding
6. The Development of Libraries in the Seventeenth Century: Luke Wadding’s Library
Donatella Bellardini and Claudia Costacurta
7. Luke Wadding: A Life in and for Books
8. Luke Wadding and Scholars for the Arts in Seventeenth-Century Rome
9. The Wadding Circle and the History of Political Thought
Part IV: Wadding and Ireland
10. Wadding and the Irish Tombs in St. Pietro in Montorio
Mícheál Mac Craith
11. The Vita Waddingi and the Memory of Confederate and Cromwellian Ireland
Clare Lois Carroll
Early Modern Iberian History in Global Contexts: Connexions features studies that address Iberian societies and cultures from a variety of standpoints and theoretical perspectives. It understands Iberian history as a plural way of approaching an ensemble of individuals and groups made up of similarities, connections, contrasts and colliding trajectories. Its aim is to connect the different national and transnational research traditions in the field of Iberian historical studies, and showcase the multifaceted character of the Iberian past, encompassing its many voices as well as the tensions, the violence and the conflicts that opposed its various components, both across the Iberian Peninsula and across the globe.
Editorial Board: Antonio Álvarez Ossorio Alvariño (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/MIAS), Ângela Barreto Xavier (Universidade de Lisboa), Fernando Bouza Álvarez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Arndt Brendecke (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Bruno Feitler (Universidade Federal de São Paulo), Roquinaldo Ferreira (University of Pennsylvania), Mercedes García-Arenal Rodríguez (CSIC), Xavier Gil Pujol (Universitat de Barcelona), Claire Gilbert (Saint Louis University), Regina Grafe (European University Institute), Manuel Herrero Sánchez (Universidad Pablo de Olavide), Tamar Herzog (Harvard University), Richard Kagan (Johns Hopkins University), Giuseppe Marcocci (University of Oxford), Amélia Polónia (Universidade do Porto), Maria M. Portuondo (Johns Hopkins University), Jean-Frédéric Schaub (EHESS), Mafalda Soares da Cunha (Universidade de Évora), María José Vega (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona), Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)