Luke Wadding, the Irish Franciscans, and Global Catholicism: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Luke Wadding, the Irish Franciscans, and Global Catholicism

1st Edition

Edited by Matteo Binasco


256 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367463526
pub: 2020-04-06
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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.

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

About the Editor

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

About the Series

Early Modern Iberian History in Global Contexts


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)

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century
HISTORY / Social History