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Conflict and Conversion: Catholicism in Southeast Asia, 1500-1700

Tara Alberts


This book explores how Catholic missionaries, merchants and adventurers brought their faith to the strategically and commercially crucial region of Southeast Asia in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It examines why some Southeast Asians adopted Christianity—and even died for their new faith—while others resisted all incentives, menaces, and cajolement to reject their original spiritual beliefs and practices. This monograph is the first to make a detailed exploration of early Catholicism in three regions of Southeast Asia (what are now Thailand, Vietnam and Melaka, Malaysia) and to prov ... More

Keywords: Catholicism, Missionaries, Southeast Asia, Conversion, Encounter, Conflict, Thailand, Vietnam, Melaka, Malaysia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646265
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646265.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tara Alberts, author
Lecturer in History, University of York