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1st Edition

Luke Wadding, the Irish Franciscans, and Global Catholicism

Edited By

Matteo Binasco

ISBN 9780367463526
Published March 12, 2020 by Routledge
230 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores the endeavors 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 chapters 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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Father Luke Wadding — A Multifaced Irishman in a Global World

Matteo Binasco

Part I: Wadding and the Iberian Peninsula

2. Irish Franciscans and the Santiago Province of Spain

Benjamin Hazard

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

Matteo Sanfilippo

5. Not Only a "Hibernese" in the Urbs: Luke Wadding and His Entourage in Seventeenth-Century Rome

Matteo Binasco

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

John McCafferty

8. Luke Wadding and Scholars for the Arts in Seventeenth-Century Rome

Giulia Spoltore

9. The Wadding Circle and the History of Political Thought

Ian Campbell

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

12. Conclusion

Matteo Binasco

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Matteo Binasco is an adjunct professor at the Università per gli Stranieri of Siena.