A Jesuit Missionary in Eighteenth-Century Sonora: The Family Correspondence of Philippe Segesser

A Jesuit Missionary in Eighteenth-Century Sonora: The Family Correspondence of Philippe Segesser

By: Werner S. Zimmt (translator), Robert E. Dahlquist (translator), Raymond H. Thompson (editor)Hardback

1 - 2 weeks availability

Description

In the very last year of the seventeenth century a ten-year-old boy in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland, announced to his parents that he wanted to become a Jesuit missionary and save souls in faraway lands. Philipp Segesser got his wish when he was sent to northwestern Mexico in 1731. For the next thirty years he carried on an active correspondence with his family and religious affiliates.

His letters home, translated and edited in this fascinating book, provide a frank and intimate view of missionary life on the remote northwestern frontier of New Spain. The editor's introduction sets the letters in biographical and historical context.

Create a review

About Author

Raymond H. Thompson is the director emeritus of the Arizona State Museum and Riecker Distinguished Professor emeritus in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780826354242
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780826354242
  • weight: 748
  • ISBN10: 0826354246

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close